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

Wambui,
It is also empowering to think about ethics outside of religion. This gives
space for reasoning on the effects of decisions we make, and not just their
origin. It is also a more inclusive frame as it is for all humans.
Yes, we need to start from early ages and across disciplines.

Il martedì 1 maggio 2018, Wambui Wambui via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> ha scritto:

> What caught my eye here is the recognition that we can create apps,
> networks, content, and other stuff. But what to do with those things –
> including whether to film a woman being violated before a cheering
> audience, then to share that video with others – is not only a legal
> question, but also an ethical/moral one.
> MIT has chosen to embed an ethical consciousness around tech among its
> students. I’m sure they also have ethics classes somewhere in the
> curriculum. But taking it to the chaplaincy also says that ethics is not
> only about the classroom, it is about life.
> The violation video shows that in Kenyan society, we sometimes choose to
> use tech insensitively, unfairly, disrespectfully, violently, and
> irresponsibly. Those are ethical/moral decisions, even if unconscious.
> But how to establish that greater ethical awareness among us all? Maybe we
> need to change what we do, teach and model at home. In school, an emphasis
> on the humanities – e.g. art, literature, social studies, religious
> education – should also help our citizens to engage in deeper reflection
> and critical thinking starting from a young age.
>
> Wambui Wamunyu
> Academic/Researcher
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 10:21 AM, WANGARI KABIRU via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Yes, interesting that the industry is on the humane approach now.
>>
>> It all goes back after going round and round…..
>>
>> What techworld is learning now is that the traditional values,
>> traditional ethics still apply and are expected of business.
>> Notwithstanding what one believes that they believe in, the basis of
>> creation still goes back to what is good for humanity. Even the first
>> Creator made for good.
>>
>> Traditional business sectors have steered away from this with we industry
>> moguls, governments authorities and business closing an eye for the profit.
>> e.g medical; fake and harmful drugs, manufacturing; fake , Agri; fake
>> harmful produce, value chain; unaccountable.
>>
>>
>> Why this deserves due attention is because a heavy price has been paid by
>> the citizens – ignorant,unaware, too overwhelmed, who rely on their
>> governments to protect them.
>>
>> 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 Monday, 30 April 2018, 06:52:01 GMT+3, Ali Hussein via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Wangari
>>
>> Interesting read. Thanks for sharing. The ‘Humanist’ conversation is
>> compelling. I’m increasingly becoming convinced that Spiritualism as
>> opposed to the modern religion as we know it is critical to the evolution
>> of us humans towards being better citizens of the universe.
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>> *Principal*
>> *Hussein & Associates*
>> +254 0713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>>
>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a
>> habit.” ~ Aristotle
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On 29 Apr 2018, at 10:34 PM, Mwanah Cephas Okoth via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> 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…
>>
>> <www.crossroadstoday.com/story/38025997/humanist-hub-director-to-serve-tech-leaders-of-tomorrow>
>>
>>
>> “…..”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>
>>
>>
>> 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>
>>
>>
>> “….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:
>>
>>
>> Good Evening Listers
>>
>> Just a kind reminder of the Facebook in-person conversation with Ebele
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