Tag: Morality

  • To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 and the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in absentia to jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, read an essay about a new book on human rights in history and religion’s role in the human rights movement. More

    December 9, 2010 | Comments (1)

  • Author and consultant Rushworth Kidder says there can be unintended ethical consequences when people use powerful new social media. More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments (8)

  • Was it worth it? Was it just? Did the good exceed the harm? William Galston and Michael Cromartie discuss the costs and consequences of the Iraq war as the US ends its combat mssion. More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments (10)

  • Ethicists and religious leaders are only just beginning to think about the moral questions and ethical consequences of unmanned weapons systems. More

    May 14, 2010 | Comments (9)

  • The financial crisis is a moral crisis, says religious leader Jim Wallis, and repairing the economy will require a moral reawakening. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments (5)

  • Join our discussion of the most anticipated religion and ethics news stories in the year to come. More

    December 30, 2009 | Comments (2)

  • Revisit our November 2007 Web-only essay on dealing with the spiritual and moral pain of war. “My sense is that this is a fundamentally religious issue,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay, an expert on combat trauma. “It’s possible to package it as a mental health issue, but I think we lose out.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments (4)

  • "In a democracy that espouses certain moral values, we need to have accountability," says ethicist Shaun Casey. "It prepares us morally to face the future when we're facing a crisis and pressure to abandon legal and moral precedents that we've observed."

    August 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

  • In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

    May 1, 2009 | Comments (31)

  • In a recession economy, will money trump moral arguments as state legislatures continue considering repeal of the death penalty?

    April 24, 2009 | Comments (3)

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