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Date: April 26, 2021 7:00 pm

Theology on Tap Toronto - Central | The Sinfulness of the Echo Chamber: Becoming a Faithful Consumer of Social Media

Click here to join us virtually for a night of learning, fellowship, and sharing! | Monday April 26th, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST | **As with a physical location, space is limited** 

Event Description

If media literacy is "the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they're sending" then shouldn't it be easy to learn?

We know too well that, in the digital age, it's far too easy for anyone to create media and we don't always know who created something, why they made it, and whether it's credible. It's what makes media literacy an essential skill in the digital age. Join us to think more on how we apply our Catholic faith to learn how to avoid the sinfulness of the echo chamber and become a faithful consumer of media.

Our Speaker

Dr. Locklin grew up in Athens, Georgia, completed a BA in Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a MTS from Boston University, and a PhD in Theology from Boston College in 2003. He has taught at the University of Toronto since 2004 and is Associate Professor of Christianity and the Intellectual Tradition, a joint appointment with St. Michael’s College and the Department for the Study of Religion.

His research focuses on a range of issues in Comparative Theology and Hindu-Christian Studies, particularly the engagement between Christian thought and the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedanta. He also writes on the scholarship of teaching and learning in theology and religion.

Alongside his teaching and research, Professor Locklin oversees the undergraduate research initiative Reasoning For Our Hope, an exploration of Catholic higher education in dialogue with the with the Special Collections and Archives of the University of St. Michael’s College.

Since completing his Certificate in Indigenous Cultural Awareness at the First Nations Technical Institute in 2018, Professor Locklin has founded a Truth and Reconciliation Reading Group at St. Mike’s and is currently working on a website of resources for “Teaching and Learning as Treaty Peoples.”

He also serves St. Mike’s as a member of Alway Interreligious Symposium Committee, the St. Michael’s College Faculty Senate and the St. Michael’s College Council.

Off-campus, Professor Locklin has collaborated on projects with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as serving on the board of the Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College and the Advisory Board of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute — Greater Toronto Area.

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