CANCELLED: Digital theology and the Church

People taking photos with phones of the Mona Lisa

Thanks to the transformative power of digital technology, we can now communicate faster, further and in closer connection with a truly global audience. We have new methods to tell our stories to anyone who will log on, listen, read or view.

Balanced with this, though, are the ways in which the digital world has the potential to increase divisions and distance between people like never before. Beyond this it also opens up new ideas and possibilities about what it means to be human, community and Church.

Join us as we spend a day exploring these ideas, going beyond simple talk of clicks, likes and views to dig deeper into what it means to a Christian believer in today’s digital era.

Speakers:

Prof Steve Furber – Keynote Talk

Andrew Graystone – Technological Overload

Rev. David Robertson – Social Media

Prof Maggi Savin-Baden – Postdigital Afterlife

Dr Cara Parrett (Oliver Barclay Lecture) – Challenges in Community Based Conservation

You will be able to hear from and meet from a great line up of other organisations active in the science-faith arena from across the UK including:

God and the Big Bang

Science Wonder Days

Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science

The Centre for Digital Theology, University of Durham

The Society, Religion and Technology Project

You can also browse the conference book stall selling books on many science-faith topics, raising funds for local Church-community science days.

Date and time

Saturday 2 May 2020

9:30 – 16:30

Book your place

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Location

Holy Trinity Stalybridge, Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2JS