School of Divinity

AI & Pastoral Care for Christian Churches

What has Jerusalem to do with Silicon Valley? The progress in AI technology opens up a way to address this question from the perspective of Christian pastoral care. What has AI brought to caregiving practices? What ethical, legal, and social concerns are arising out of the use of AI in caregiving practices? Shall Christian communities deploy AI-driven carebots into their pastoral care? This conference seeks to construct interdisciplinary dialogues between AI and Christian theology through exploration of AI in Christian pastoral care.

Lunch will be provided for free on the day.


  • Dr Simeon Xu

Speakers Include

  • Professor Michael Burdett, University of Nottingham
  • Professor George Coghill, Univeristy of Aberdeen
  • Dr Eric Stoddart, University of St Andrews

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AI & Pastoral Care for Christian Churches. 30 November, 10am. General Assembly Hall, New College.
Nov 30 2022 -

AI & Pastoral Care for Christian Churches

An academic Conference exploring the role AI can play in pastoral care

General Assembly Hall, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX