Document Type : Specialized Article
PhD Student in Religions, Department of Ebrahimi Religions, Faculty of Religions, University of Religions and Religions, Qom, Iran
PhD in Media Studies, Department of Media and Social Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Malaya
Today, with the help of technology, many people use social media for several hours a day; Regardless of Internet access and among the many applications, social media - mainly - is used for surfing the Internet, finding routes, shopping online, chatting with friends, and sharing messages. In this regard, the present study seeks to answer the question of how social media can be used to familiarize with different religions and sects, exchange religious beliefs and in general dialogue between religions and sects for peaceful purposes such as reducing violence. It used the killings, massacres and killings that we see today under the pretext of religious differences. In this regard, researchers of religious sciences also encourage people around the world to get acquainted with other religions; So far, many articles have been written on this subject, and it is said that it is the duty of the elites to discuss and exchange views on the existing problems and to guide the people to the right path. But the study argues that if social media users have the skills to analyze, evaluate, and produce concepts and content for religious education, they can play a significant role in conveying beliefs, exchanges, and beliefs-away from any prejudice. It seems that the skill of dealing with media products has not been taught in many countries so far; Therefore, following Potter's media skill model, three skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis-production-media messages have been mentioned.