Church of England calls for Technology Fast

February 20, 2010 - capitalism / christianity / cyberenvironmental activism / environmentalism / ethics

The Tearfund carbon fast asks that we give up technology and re-allocate to the poor.    The Telegraph reports that Bishops in the Church of England are calling for a technology fast during Lent:

“[The technology fast] is a statement [of solidarity] with a world that does not have that ability to communicate the way we can and a reminder to us that perhaps we may have got beyond ourselves in terms of our own consumption of technology. We have galloped forward so fast maybe we have out-run our global responsibility in doing that.” – Bishop of Oxford, Rt Rev John Pritchard