Topic: Ethics

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    Sharia-compliant financing includes home mortgages and other financial tools, such as Islamic mutual funds, that have done well because they tended not to invest in now-collapsing financial institutions. More

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

  • What is the history of shariah financing, how does it compare to other traditions’ attitudes toward finance, and how does it work in the modern world? Watch more of Lucky Severson’s interview with international business professor Ibrahim Warde of the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. More

    April 10, 2009 | Comments

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    David Miller, a business ethics professor at Princeton University, discusses the moral issues of how we treat the very wealthy during a financial crisis. More

    March 20, 2009 | Comments

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    The recent economic debacle should cause us to reread, or perhaps read for the first time, the Christian theological tradition and how it inextricably relates economic exchange to morality (our quest for the good) and to God.

    October 10, 2008 | Comments

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    What do religious voices have to say about the economic crisis and the proposals to solve it? More

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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    We explore the ethical issues underlying the financial meltdown with Rebecca Blank, an economist, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and co-author of the book "Is the Market Moral?"

    September 19, 2008 | Comments

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    Tom Monaghan developed a new town, complete with its own massive house of worship and university, out of farmland in southwest Florida. He’s hoping that the town, and the university, will produce more than diplomas.
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    May 23, 2008 | Comments

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    The rights of the homeless and the rights of people who fear them or don’t want to be bothered by them have become an issue in the glittery playground that is Las Vegas. Advocates say the homeless are being harassed by police, while city officials respond that too many of the homeless just don’t want to be helped. More

    March 7, 2008 | Comments

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    What is the good life? Is it dinner with the family, a walk in the woods, a baseball game at the local park? More importantly, is there an ethic within the contemporary, technologically dominated culture of America that gets us to the good life? These are the questions philosopher Albert Borgmann wrestles with in his most recent book, REAL AMERICAN ETHICS: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR COUNTRY (University of Chicago Press, 2006). More

    November 30, 2007 | Comments

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    Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize for peace. She is a conservationist whose movement has caused the planting of 30 million trees in Kenya and also helped lead to free elections. Recently, Maathai visited Chicago, as Judy Valente reports. More

    November 9, 2007 | Comments

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