Intersection of faith and social media to be discussed at March 19 Rice U. event

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Amy McCaig

Intersection of faith and social media to be discussed at March 19 Rice U. event

HOUSTON – (March 14, 2018) – The intersection of faith and social media will be the subject of a March 19 panel discussion hosted by Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program. Professors Heidi Campbell from Texas A&M University and Felicia Song from Westmont College will share their expertise on social media and religion.

A young woman studies the bible at home with the help of a smartphone.The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place in Herring Hall, Room 100.

“Religion and Social Media: Is There an App for That?” is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the panel.

Who:              Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program.

What:             “Religion and Social Media: Is There an App for That?”

When:            7 p.m. March 19.
Where:           Herring Hall, Room 100, on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.

Panelists Heidi Campbell, an associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University, and Felicia Song, a professor of sociology at Westmont College, specialize in research related to digital/social media and religion. They will address the relationship between social media technologies and religion, how those technologies affect the way people practice religion and how religion affects the way people use those technologies (if at all).

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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.