Topic: Ethics

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    Edward Snowden “would be truer to what is morally at stake in his actions and to the highest tradition of civil disobedience if he came home to face the consequences.” More

    February 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “We’re all aware of the recent tragedies in Bangladesh,” says Joe Bozich. But “is there anybody doing it differently?” The sustainable corporate model at his Alta Gracia garment factory in the Dominican Republic is an attempt to do just that. More

    January 31, 2014 | Comments

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    In most states, parents can choose not to vaccinate their children based on a personal or religious objection. It’s a choice that has begun raising concerns about the ethics of refusal and the rising risk of outbreaks. More

    January 24, 2014 | Comments

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    Strongly influenced by Catholic teachings, the country of El Salvador now forbids all abortions. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from San Salvador on the consequences for many women when abortion is considered murder, regardless of the circumstances. More

    December 13, 2013 | Comments

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    As cities grapple with the problem of homelessness, some believe the solution is to move them to “retreats” outside the city. But critics say such proposals are cases of “out of sight, out of mind” that will actually result in more homelessness. More

    November 22, 2013 | Comments

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    Rights groups are working to identify the unmarked graves of mentally disabled patients in Minnesota to give them the respect and dignity in death that they didn’t receive in life. More

    November 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “Is there just cause and right intention? Yes, there’s a grave public evil with a chemical weapons attack. But on criteria of last resort, proportional response, probability of success, this strike idea really falls short of the mark.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    In a country where the expectation to marry is high, is a shortage of females fueling the trafficking of young women to fill the need for brides? More

    August 16, 2013 | Comments

  • “Only a couple of months ago, if you asked a garment industry owner what do you think of a union, they will say no, no unions,” says Fazle Abed of the Bangladesh Rural Affairs Committee. “But now many of them are saying yes, maybe the union is something we have to accept.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch our conversation with Michael Kessler of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs about perspectives of religious and ethical traditions on the government’s massive collection of electronic data and its vast surveillance effort. More

    June 14, 2013 | Comments

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