The digital age promised deep connections, rich communication, and more access to information than we could ever imagine. But while technology has brought incredible benefits and conveniences into our lives, it also has led to countless unintended consequences and deep ethical challenges that push us to consider how to live out our faith in a technological society.
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is launching a new research project called the “Digital Public Square.” This project will provide resources to help you navigate this digital age and think through complex and crucial ethical challenges with biblical wisdom and insight.
The “Digital Public Square” will include leaders from across society who will answer questions like: What is the proper role of government in digital governance? How do I disciple others if they are being primarily shaped by technology? How do we champion free speech and religious freedom in an increasingly polarized society?
The ERLC will produce numerous resources for the church, business community, and government leaders on how to navigate the challenges of the digital public square in a way that upholds free expression and religious freedom, as well as contributes to a more civil and constructive public discourse across ideological and religious viewpoints. The project will focus on issues of Christian ethics — including the public nature of faith, religious freedom, hate speech/violence, seuxality/gender issues, pornography, objectionable content, misinformation, digital authoritarianism, and issues of discipleship in the digital age.