The Andrews Initiative at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to announce that Jesse Hirsh will deliver a lecture for the 2014-15 theme, Re-Imagining the Internet.

The lecture, entitled The Mythology of Technology: Why Ethics, Values, and Virtues Matter in the Internet Era, will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm in the Wu Conference Centre, UNB Fredericton.

Mr. Hirsh’s lecture will examine the inherent spirituality of the Internet and how it gives us new ways to connect with one another. He will question the emerging ethics, values, and virtues of the Internet era and how they impact our understanding of spirituality and religion.

Jesse Hirsh is a nationally syndicated columnist on CBC Radio, where his weekly column discusses and analyzes the latest trends and developments in technology. Jesse is also the past host of an interfaith show on the Rogers and OMNI networks that explored world religions through interviews with practitioners, gurus, holy people, and cynics. These experiences make Mr. Hirsh the perfect speaker for our theme of technology and spirituality.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Whitney Initiative at the University of New Brunswick. The Whitney Initiative seeks to advance the study and practice of spirituality at UNB. It is named in honour of Reverend Norm Whitney, PhD, CM, a distinguished scientist, teacher, counselor, mentor and retired member of the UNB faculty.

This is a free public event, and everyone is invited to attend. Mr. Hirsh will meet and greet the audience at an informal reception to be held following the lecture.

The Andrews Initiative was created by UNB president emeritus John McLaughlin, and launched in 2011. We offer high-quality learning opportunities in contemporary topics for the 21st century.

For more information, visit us on Facebook and Twitter or contact Sarah King, Andrews Initiative Program Assistant.

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