Brazil church information updated

Wikipedia is getting a big-time competitor in Everipedia.org. I checked their entry on the church, and the information for Brazil was pulled from the former, with a Christian Church missionary giving information for their people as if it were us. I’ve contacted the Everipedia folk and gotten a nice reply. At the moment, they’re not allowing editing, but it will be available soon.

I took the opportunity to update the information on the church in our city, region, and in the country as well. I’ve also moved it from my email account’s space to our ministry site. Much remains to be done still, but you can check the progress here: http://gospeak.org/sjc/.

#Brazil #Wikipedia #Everipedia #church

Wikipedia alternative seeks editors

Wikipedia’s content has the type of license that allows it to be reproduced freely, so somebody took it and set up a new website called InfoGalactic, to be free of editorial slant and wars between contributors.

I edited the South America section for churches of Christ, which has incorrect information about the church. The person who wrote it in Wikipedia inserted information about the Christian Church.

https://infogalactic.com/info/Churches_of_Christ

The site is looking for more editors to contribute.

Brave browser has now included Infogalactic as a possible search engine. You can type “:i” in the URL space and any search will be done there automatically.

#churches-of-christ, #encyclopedia, #wikipedia

Gospel and Internet

Zenit published yesterday an interview with the French Wikimedia Treasurer Delphine Ménard. It wasn’t clear if she is a layperson or religious in the Catholic Church. Here’s a part of that interview.

ZENIT: The Catholic Church announces one truth. At Wikipedia you try to give space to different “truths” or points of views. Is there a contradiction?

Ménard: Yes, I think there is a fundamental contradiction, and one we have to live with. Wikipedia really does not aim at presenting one truth, or even many truths, but rather aims at giving people as much solid information as they might need to form their own opinion, trying to achieve a “neutral presentation.” I suppose that is something that we all have to take into account, and I imagine, as a Wikipedian close to the Church told me, that to present the Gospel in this context is probably a challenge for the Church, as it is a challenge for Wikipedia to make sure that readers have factual information to base their reflexion on.

Each media has its unique challenges that must be considered. Weylan makes four suggestions for being a missionary to Facebook, which, if it were a country, would be the sixth largest in the world.

The interviewee above makes it clear that we have to accept less than ideal conditions often in order to get out our message. (She has her message; we have ours.) That is as it has always been. That’s what makes it fun.

#evangelism, #facebook, #internet, #wikipedia