OnLine Segregation: The New Form of Discrimination?

by Christine Sine

In light of the thoughts expressed in my last post I thought that you might appreciate this article from Sojo.net  The New Digital Divide by Andrew Sears of TechMission

As more people get online, they are encountering another type of digital divide: the online segregation of Christians. … You can see a similar segregation reflected in profiles of Christians on online social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace; most people will have friends with backgrounds similar to their own. If everyone links to people they know, the result is that a disproportionate number of resourced individuals and ministries will link to each other, while ministries serving under-resourced communities are stuck in a virtual ghetto. The rich link to the rich, while the poor link to the poor.  Read more

Perhaps one of the other places we need to consider connecting in new ways over the Christmas season is over the internet.  How could you increase your connection to people of other cultures and backgrounds at this season and so increase your understanding of God’s international community.

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