Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi

The Center for Media and Religion Studies

Today, media is a significant element located at the very center of individual and social life. With its various forms, media is considerably affecting daily life, social practices and global social relations from politics to economy, from arts to literature. In the same way, religions considerably affect individual and social life. And since the earliest times, they emerge as a widespread phenomenon in all societies. Since the earliest times, media have been an important medium for various religions and their members given its functionality and its multi-functional structure. Instruments of media, which have served to distribute and spread religious information, have been used effectively in the transmission of religious messages.

As it is the case for all social institutions, media is an important criterion also in the assessment of religion. And since media is an effective carrier of the global culture with the opportunities it provides, it produces brand new religiosities. There are many "popular" examples of how religions are adapting itself to the global culture that is propagated by the media. Although these ascertainments initially seem to be two different phenomema with separate sources of reference, they show that today, the relationship between the media and religion is inextricably intertwined, and is worth researching.

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