MIT announced the hiring of Epstein on April 24 as its first humanist chaplain

Interesting!

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 8:02 PM, WANGARI KABIRU via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> “….But Epstein thinks that providing the next Zuckerbergs with resources
> to discuss ethics and morals at the educational stage could be even more
> impactful; a proactive, rather than reactive, way to ensure a
> thought-through change for the better with technology..”
>
> Humanist Hub Director to Serve Tech Leaders of Tomorrow
> <www.crossroadstoday.com/story/38025997/humanist-hub-director-to-serve-tech-leaders-of-tomorrow>
>
> Humanist Hub Director to Serve Tech Leaders of Tomorrow
>
> KAVU Newscenter 25 in Victoria Texas. Continuously covering the
> Crossroads, keeping our community updated on the…
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> <www.crossroadstoday.com/story/38025997/humanist-hub-director-to-serve-tech-leaders-of-tomorrow>
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>
> “…..”Our next generation of leaders are creating unprecedented
> technology impacting billions of lives. They also have a radically
> different relationship with traditional religion than previous generations,
> so we need to change the way we educate them about ethics and moral values
> in science, technology and business,” said Epstein. “The Humanist Hub is
> committed to building positive beliefs in community, justice and pluralism
> for the atheist and agnostic students we serve – and for everyone.” Epstein
> will serve as the first Humanist Chaplain of the Massachusetts Institute
> of Technology (MIT <web.mit.edu/>), joining the Institute’s Office
> of Religious Life to officially serve a growing humanist constituency.
> Epstein will support his fellow chaplains in working together for the
> well-being of the entire campus…..”
>
>
> These 8 books are required reading for anyone who wants to change the
> world with tech
> <mashable.com/2018/04/28/tech-leaders-reading-list-greg-epstein/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Flipboard-All-Full&utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Flipboard-All-Full#k1XfFkxursqE>
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>
> These 8 books are required reading for anyone who wants to change the wo…
>
> Rachel Kraus
>
> Spoiler alert: you won’t find ‘The Circle’ on this list.
>
> <mashable.com/2018/04/28/tech-leaders-reading-list-greg-epstein/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Flipboard-All-Full&utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Flipboard-All-Full#k1XfFkxursqE>
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>
> “….With the help of Epstein, MIT, one of the pre-eminent
> technology-oriented schools in the world, is introducing its own change
> into how the future creators of world-shifting inventions approach the idea
> of disruption, to make it more wholistic, and thoughtful. MIT announced the
> hiring of Epstein on April 24 as its first humanist chaplain. A humanist
> chaplain is a position in the university’s office of religious life who
> serves as a resource for secular ethics and philosophy. The secular aspect
> is important; Epstein said that 40 to 50 percent of students identify as
> either atheist, agnostic, or non-religious. With this new position, Epstein
> and MIT want to bring resources and a discussion space to campus for
> students to think about the ethical and moral dimensions of how they might
> change the world with their technological innovations…. But Epstein
> thinks that providing the next Zuckerbergs with resources to discuss ethics
> and morals at the educational stage could be even more impactful; a
> proactive, rather than reactive, way to ensure a thought-through change for
> the better with technology…..”
>
>
>
> Be blessed.
>
> Regards/Wangari
> —
> Pray God Bless. 2013Wangari circa – “Being of the Light, We are Restored
> Through Faith in Mind, Body and Spirit; We Manifest The Kingdom of God on
> Earth”.
>
>
>
> On Saturday, 28 April 2018, 05:08:08 GMT+3, mwara gichanga via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
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