Author Archives: Eric Stoddart

Surveillance Camera Day – 20 June 2019

  To mark Surveillance Camera Day on 20 June 2019 I’ll be tweeting @es61andrews resources for thinking theologically about surveillance.   9am the special issue of Surveillance & Society journal which I co-edited last year 10am some biblical texts about surveillance 11am … Continue reading

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CfP Surveillance & Religion Panel, EuARe Bologna, March 2019

Call for Papers, open now until 31 October 2018 European Academy of Religion, 4-7 March 2019 Abstract Religious communities are targets, as well as consumers, of surveillance. Religious practice as a site of surveillance and religious identity as a justification … Continue reading

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What is practical theology?

Some explanations and definitions from the British traditions of practical theology. ‘Practical Theologians are, I think – to quite an extent – born, not made. At the very least we are shaped in our understanding of how people ‘know God’; … Continue reading

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Surveillance and religion panel – a proposal for  EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Bologna, Italy: March 4-7 2019 I am compiling a proposal for a panel  to be included in next year’s EUARE conference. This would be to stimulate papers from scholars working on any aspect of surveillance and religion, e.g., religious communities … Continue reading

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Borders, benefits, and biomedicine: surveillance and social justice.

Join cyber security expert Prof Bill Buchanan, Chairman of the CCBE Working Party on Surveillance Iain Mitchell QC and Dr Eric Stoddart, Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Andrews University, to explore the issues. Presented by the Church … Continue reading

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Special Issue of ‘Surveillance & Society’ on Religion

The call for papers for this special issue on surveillance and religion is now open. Submission deadline is 1 August 2017 for publication in early 2018, more details here. The issue will be guest edited by Eric Stoddart (St Andrews, … Continue reading

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Religions Consuming Surveillance – Public Lecture

Will using surveillance make good religion better and bad religion worse? Monday 20th March 2017; 7.30pm. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL Cost: Free, but booking essential. Tickets available at: http://surrelig_edinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk Speaker: Dr Eric Stoddart  |Coordinator, Surveillance & … Continue reading

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Religions Consuming Surveillance

Faith communities use surveillance technologies to protect themselves and to perform their commitment to loving care. Surveillance technologies are shaping those who use and encounter these digital systems. Using and being shaped by technologies means religions are consuming surveillance. The … Continue reading

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Public Lecture

Why is everyday surveillance a religious issue? Prof. David Lyon This free public lecture on 17th October 2016 in central Birmingham, UK,  is aimed at a general audience of people from any religious faith tradition, or none. Lecture now available … Continue reading

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Religion, security and surveillance

Faith traditions understand the Divine gaze, Divine assistance, and human relations in different ways. These religious themes relate directly to contemporary issues of national and personal security to which surveillance technologies are a significant response. The Surveillance and Religion Network, funded by … Continue reading

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