The Prindle Post
Visitors to the 400-year old Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto, Japan can now listen to a sermon from an unusual priest—Mindar—a robot designed to resemble Kannon, the Buddhist deity of mercy. In a country in which religious affiliation is on the decline, the hope is that this million-dollar robot will do some work toward reinvigorating the faith.
Robison-Green, Rachel. "Can Spiritual Needs be Met by Robots?". The Prindle Post. https://www.prindlepost.org/2020/01/can-spiritual-needs-be-met-by-robots/