As health officials continue to warn against public gatherings amidst the current coronavirus outbreak, many people are seeking out online outlets that can serve as an adequate substitute for their in-person religious services and spiritual communities.
Many are flocking to the virtual world Second Life, which is already home to many thriving religious and spiritual online communities that help people connect with others who share the same values and beliefs. In Second Life, the sense of presence is just much more powerful because of it being an actual place where communities can feel togetherness on a much deeper level than in other online platforms.
This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video explores a good cross-section of the many places of worship and communities that span across all spiritual and religious denominations. In Second Life, you’ll find a diverse range of representations including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and even some free-form places of spirituality like Wicca.
Among the virtual world locations featured in this video are:
- Dornoch Cathedral, Scotland
- Ross Mosque
- Buddha Center
- The Monastery
- House of Prayer Church
- Ganesh Temple & Gardens
- St. George Orthodox Christian Church
- Kingdom of Nubia
- Israel Island
- Temple Beth Chayei Olam
To see even more, visit the Spirituality & Belief category in the Second Life Destination Guide.
Video production: Draxtor Despres