Topic: Ethics

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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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    Read more of our interview about religious investing with Fortune magazine writer Marc Gunther, author of Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business.

    October 5, 2007 | Comments

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    For the millions of American stockholders, among them many faith groups, there is conventional investing—trying to get the highest return on your money—and there is so-called socially responsible investing—trying to do well and also do good.

    October 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Parents want to give their children every advantage in life and they also want do whatever possible to make their children healthy. But what about going beyond opportunities and health to genetic enhancement? Science is opening that door in a big way, and many ethicists debate where the line between health and enhancement should be. More

    August 17, 2007 | Comments

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    Few issues touch a raw nerve in American politics like gun control. But often the issue is not far below the surface in worship communities, particularly those frequently hit by gun violence. More

    July 13, 2007 | Comments

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    The messages of the advertising business help sell billions of dollars worth of products. But do they also coarsen American culture? And if so, who’s to blame — the ad agencies or us consumers? More

    June 22, 2007 | Comments

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    As religious groups become more and more committed to protecting the environment and more aware of the tradeoffs involved, the pros and cons of conservation are starkly visible in the mountains and hollows of Appalachia. There, coal companies engage not only in deep mining and strip mining, but also in what's called mountaintop removal.

    February 7, 2007 | Comments

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