World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Transforming Life, Volume 1

This publication presents the challenges posed by newly emerging technologies to people of faith. It is a discussion starter and wants to encourage urgently needed study and reflection by churches, theological faculties and ecumenical bodies in close cooperation with each other. The new technologies represent a new stage of development, which requires a fresh approach and change of perspective.

01 January 1970

Volume 1

Convergent Technologies

World Council of Churches - Justice, Peace and Creation Team


World Association for Christian Communication

with Bossey Ecumenical Institute

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1. Foreword

2. Convergent technologies - What are they all about?

3. The power of nanotechnology and why governments and commercial interest seek to control it

4. Challenging mainstream thinking

5. Transformation of a social group - People with disabilities

6. A fresh perspective on ethics and theology

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