My ”Find of The Week” is Brian Green‘s research on the relationship between technology and religion (particularly the Catholic Church).

I met Brian Green when he was invited by Søren Juul Jørgensen to give a talk to the participants of the Responsible Digital Leadership project at Stanford University.

Professor Green is the director of technology ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. SCU is a private university in the US. Among other things, my friend and fellow Beta Gamma Sigma board member, Caryn Beck-Dudley (who is currently the CEO and President of AACSB), used to be the Dean of Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business

On further inquiry, I was intrigued to learn of Brian’s research focus on technology ethics in the Catholic church. At first glance, it seems incongruous to link faith and technology.

To paraphrase Tertullian, we might yet ask “What has technology to do with theology?” or, more anachronistically, “What has Silicon Valley to do with Jerusalem (or Rome)?”

For an insightful answer to this question, I highly recommend Professor Green’s article: ”The Catholic Church and Technological Progress: Past, Present, and Future”:


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