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Christian and Jewish ethicists gathered recently for their annual meeting, and the discussions ranged from Wall Street ethics and sexual ethics to environmental ethics and the ethics of eating. Read R & E correspondent Judy Valente's report.
Alzheimer’s disease gets progressively worse and there is no known cure. After a certain point, should an Alzheimer’s patient be kept alive with a feeding tube? Many family members say, of course: they should do everything possible to prolong a loved one’s life. But some doctors say inserting a feeding tube is inhumane, because it can just prolong a vegetative state for years. More
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Family Research Council president Tony Perkins says while religious conservatives are pleased by President Barack Obama’s faith-based rhetoric and outreach, they have concerns about how his administration will deal with some of their core issues
Martin Luther King Jr. associate Vincent Harding, a professor emeritus at the Iliff School of Theology, draws connections between President Barack Obama’s election and the civil rights movement.
Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, says many US Muslims are optimistic that President Barack Obama’s administration will lead to a new climate of religious openness.
From the religiously motivated abolitionists to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the civil rights freedom fighters who marched from their churches into the streets, religion has played a crucial role in creating the path that Barack Obama has been able to walk.
Whether Muslims or Jews or Hindus or Christians or nonbelievers, all Americans can place their hope in something greater than themselves. But genuine hope and faith cannot rest in either nations or charismatic leaders.