Topic: US Domestic Issues

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    With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.” More

    July 1, 2011 | Comments

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    Expensive cancer-fighting drugs are sparking ethical debate about the tremendous costs and small benefits of some new treatments. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from President Obama’s May 12 speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, along with comments on immigration reform by Rev. Luis Cortes Jr. and Bishop Orlando Findlayter. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    “If the criminals have guns, then we need to have them,” says Pastor Russ Tenhoff of the Safe Harbor Ministry in Baltimore. But other religious leaders say they are working to prevent guns from getting into the hands of the wrong people. More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    When disaster strikes, the character of a culture is revealed, and in Japan, perceptions of disaster are deeply rooted in traditional religious culture.

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Why are vulnerable borrowers being harmed rather than helped by microcredit companies? Misgivings are spreading about what was once seen as a powerful weapon in the battle against poverty. More

    January 28, 2011 | Comments

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

    December 30, 2010 | Comments

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    A new state law could shut down the city of Tucson’s high school ethnic studies program. The state superintendent says ethnic studies divides students by race. Supporters say it teaches mutual respect and fosters a commitment to democracy. More

    December 17, 2010 | Comments

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    “We hope to instill in our children what it takes to be a responsible, caring, and giving person who is God-conscious,” says Kathy Jamil, principal of the Universal School in Buffalo. More

    December 10, 2010 | Comments

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    The freedom Jews have experienced in America, says curator Josh Perelman, “also makes possible the ultimate choice, which is not to be Jewish.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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