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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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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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2nd Annual Surveillance & Religion Lecture, 12 April 2016

Tonight I’m giving this lecture at St Andrews, ‘The Common Gaze: The Common Good and 21st Century Surveilllance.’ It will be streamed live on Periscope (then available for 24 hours) beginning at 5.30pm UK time today. (Follow me on Twitter … Continue reading

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Visit of Swedish Surveillance & Religion scholar

Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (Stockholm School of Theology) writes of her recent visit 8-18 April 2015 to collaborate with me on our ‘Surveillance & Religion Network’ project. “To get the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in St Andrews was … Continue reading

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Surveillance & Religion Lecture 2015

This lecture will be streamed live via Periscope at 5.15pm UK time. The link for the Periscope feed will be tweeted just before the start of the stream. ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall’ – Surveillance, Selfies and Objectification This lecture will address … Continue reading

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How might we respond? This is the sixth and final of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation to the independence question that is being … Continue reading

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Developing countries block, developed countries spy.

The 2013 Web Index has just been published and amongst its various conclusions it finds that whilst developing countries are most likely to block or filter the web, developed countries are more likely to spy on online communications. Whilst the … Continue reading

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