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Religious Ethics

Football and Ethics

Martin Marty | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
Martin Marty

One topic is the main ethical debate around professional football's "Deflategate" and whether quarterback Tom Brady and/or other New England Patriots are cheating and lying. The second topic is a constant: the morality of supporting football.

The Yoga of Ecology at Bluestone Farm (PHOTOS)

Chris Fici | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.

Moral And Spiritual Questions We Need To Ask In Wake Of Gun Violence

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

What is the moral justification for demanding that if we want guns we should have a moral right to them? And what are the spiritual consequences of this mania to protect our right to have them?

Every Sperm Is Sacred? Jewish Perspectives On Contraception

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

The questions that exist around reproductive health care and religious ethics are profound and challenging. Yet, some of the loudest voices in the media are labeling contraception coverage an attack on religious liberty.

The Moral Imperative For Taxing Our 'Superfluous' Wealth

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

Aquinas argued that we have no right to goods which are not needed to support our station in life when others are in need. In such situations their need trumps our superfluities.

God and The Marketplace

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

How did "market norms" of trust and fairness come to rule our everyday lives? Some recent studies have demonstrated the critical role God may have played in this evolutionary transition.

God Is Dead. Long Live Morality.

guardian.co.uk | Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Morality is something fashioned by natural selection, not handed down by God. That doesn't diminish its usefulness, or its comfort....