Religions in Virtual Worlds. Researching Theory and Practice of Cyber-Religions.

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As a team of three junior researchers at the Institute of Religious Studies (University of Heidelberg, Germany) we are focussing our research on religions and rituals in Virtual Worlds, which have come into existence since the late 1990s and which have yet to be explored by experts from the disciplines of Cultural Studies.

Belonging to the few researchers committed to this task, we are trying to approach Virtual Worlds - currently especially Second Life - with three different projects.

We are very much looking forward to getting in touch with “residents” of these worlds and are prepared to communicate with anybody interested in this field.