Help us create beneDeo.com - technology for the Church and a place of evangelization on the internet!
Every year, thousands of Christians abandon their faith. People are moving away from the Church, straying from the road of life, and losing their sense of meaning in life. Meanwhile, since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the internet and communication channels associated with it have been developing dynamically. Three billion people have access to the internet, and, according to forecasts, by 2025 the digital continent will grow to 8 billion users. Users ask their key questions on the internet. The number of search terms on Google increased by an average of 15% annually, while the number of entries on spirituality and religion increased two times faster! We have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to ensure that those seeking their way find it with the help of new media.
That is why we created beneDeo.com - the first global platform that brings together the best spiritual content, provides answers to questions asked by young people on the internet, and activates the dormant potential of the Catholic Church in the new media. Thanks to the best spiritual Guides who publish on beneDeo.com, you can have access to inspirational spiritual content whenever and wherever you want.
We have been working on this project for two years. We have already acquired nearly 455 000 €. Our Foundation is possible thanks to a great team of people, who spent hours bringing the idea to life! We have a lot of enthusiasm, however, to finalize our wors we still need 100 000 €. This amount will allow us to introduce new language versions and launch a geolocation service that will help you to find Mass locations, events and guides in your neighborhood. We want to start promoting the website on an international scale. Thanks to your contribution we will show millions of people the way back to the Church!
According to the predicition by the PEW Research Center, the growth rate of Catholics in the world will be of 36%, while the growth rate of Muslims will achieve 72%. Between the years 2010-2050, 106 million Christians will change or even leave their faith. During this time, only 40 million people will convert to Christianity.
According to data published by Mobirank, every second around the globe there are seven new internet users and six new Facebook users. According to the Nielsen study, Americans spend on the average 11h per day using electronic media.
Soon the fatherland of St. John Paul II will see the largest decline in the numbers of Catholics out of all the countries in the world. Professor Rogelio Saenz from A&M University in Texas alerts that between the years 2004-2050 5.3 million people will leave the Catholic Church in Poland.
As of this moment, we have brought together over 200 spiritual guides on beneDeo.com who passionately preach the Gospel on the internet. Having technological tools and a team dedicated to promotion, priests, evangelizers and Christian organizations can focus totally on creating spiritual content, and users can find everything in one place. We strive to link up new evangelization with new technology, this is why we consult our ideas with the experts creating the best internet solutions. Actually, we are testing our mobile app that will allow our users to have all the content published on beneDeo.com available on their smartphones and tablets. Later this year, we want to expand our experience and solutions to foreign markets. And all of this is so that the sparkle of faith can reach the greatest number of people. We dream for it to reach all who are seeking for it, and we hope that with God’s help, it will become reality!