SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A Paper Presented by Rev. Fr. Dr. Godwin Orji at the Solemn Inauguration of the 2023/2024 Academic/Formation Year of Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, on Tuesday, 24th October, 2023.

The paper investigated the effects of social media in the light of Christian spirituality. It aimed at exploring the social media’s positive effects and ways of curbing its negative influences with the help of Christian spirituality. The concept, history and positive effects of social media were examined together with the spiritual and religious aspects of these impacts. While adopting the analytical and expository methods of investigation, the paper highlighted the roles of Christian spirituality in navigating the negative effects of social media and emphasized the necessity of social media evangelization through which the mission of Christ is achieved.