These are indeed tumultuous times, particularly with international and local political conflicts shaping what appears to be a turning point in U.S. history. Clearly, technology is helping to define these changes at the global level, especially with third-world countries coming online every day and technology transforming the way first-world countries communicate and interoperate. But in discussions about technology in the IT press, ethical questions about technology’s role are often sidelined or folded into questions about technology’s benefits from the perspective of efficiency, information handling or processing power.If the role of religion, organized or not, is to meet human need on a social or community level, then surely technology — which arguably has transformed the way groups of people communicate — has a role in religion. According to the Episcopal Church’s Tom Ferguson, religion not only has a distinct role in technology, but technology also can be vital in shaping religious communities and helping churches of different denominations and geographical locations to share information and set religious policy.Ferguson holds a PhD in theology and church history from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and has a Masters in Divinity from Yale and a Masters of Theology from a Greek Orthodox Seminary…. Read full this story
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