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Keynote: Ilona Nord and Thomas Schlag: Churches responses to Covid-19

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 11:30 - 12:30

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Churches responses to COVID 19

Against the background of the international and ecumenical CONTOC study (Churches Online in Times of Corona) conducted in 2020 our presentation addresses - especially with reference to the results of the German and Swiss contexts - transformation processes of digital media communication for the different church fields of action and pastoral self-understanding. In doing so, we ask what role "digital affinity" plays among pastors for their practice in the crisis and beyond, and what medium-term and long-term consequences can be derived from this for a future "digital church." This is intended to provide impulses for an understanding of the church in the "culture of digitality" in the horizon of a "digital reformation".

Prof. Dr. Ilona Nord is Professor of Protestant Theology with a focus on Religious Education and Didactics of Religious Education at the Institute of Protestant Theology, Religious Education and Cultural Studies of Religion of the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schlag is Professor for Practical Theology with the focus on Religious Education, Church Theory and Pastoral Theology and Head of the Center for Church Development (ZKE) at the Faculty of Theology at the University Zurich. He is also Director of the University Research Priority Program "Digital Religion(s). Communication, Interaction and Transformation in the Digital Society".

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