Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines
(AP) — One outspoken foe of abortion based in Dallas, Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, has called the vaccines a “present from God.”
Yes, we rationed care at the height of the pandemic and the elderly paid the price
(RNS) — With the coming decision about who gets the first doses of lifesaving drugs, we will have the rare immediate second chance to acknowledge our mistake and reverse course.
Ethical vegans in UK win court protection for their creed
LONDON (RNS) — A ruling in an alleged wrongful termination case said that ethical veganism qualified as a philosophical belief under the U.K.’s Equality Act 2010.
Trump’s tweets and actions aren’t good fruit — or moral
(RNS) — A recent essay by theologian Wayne Grudem lists 20 achievements that he believes reflect well on the president’s character. It’s also possible in a few of these achievements to see corruption.
Peter Singer on why we don’t help the global poor and why we should
(RNS) — ‘To live an ethical life it’s not enough to refrain from lying, stealing or killing,’ says the renowned bioethicist. ‘We have to assist people who lack the necessities they need to survive.’
My friendship with Peter Singer 10 years on
(RNS) — As Peter Singer’s influential 2009 book ‘The Life You Can Save,’ is reissued in a 10th anniversary edition, our Catholic ethicist reviews his unlikely friendship with the champion of abortion rights.
To save the planet, we need faith, ethics, science and economics
(RNS) — Responding to climate change requires a moral vision that puts the poor and future generations on an equal footing with ourselves.
There is more than one religious view on abortion – here’s what Jewish texts say
(The Conversation) — Although the Hebrew Bible does not mention abortion, a discussion of miscarriage in Exodus suggests that a fetus has a different status.
Evangelicals issue principles on benefits, challenges of artificial intelligence
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The statement aims to help evangelicals proactively navigate their use of technology like smartphones and virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa from a scriptural perspective that focuses on ethics about human dignity.
Paige Patterson, ousted Baptist seminary leader, to teach ethics course
(RNS) — Patterson plans to co-teach a mid-October weeklong class on ‘Christian Ethics: The Bible and Moral Issues’ with Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Vatican document on economic ethics is a dismal read on a timely topic
(RNS) — The Vatican’s new document on economic ethics, ‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones,’ gives theological backing to Pope Francis’ views on the economy, one of the major themes of his papacy. Too bad it’s so badly written its timely and important message may not get read.
The race to colonize Mars is on. One astronomy professor isn’t sure we should go.
(USA Today Network) — The race to colonize Mars is underway, but one astronomy professor thinks we should slow down and figure out if there is life on Earth’s planetary neighbor before our exploration destroys it.
What Comey learned from theologian Reinhold Niebuhr about ethical leadership
(The Conversation) — Reviewers have noted the influence of one particular 20th-century American Christian philosopher in James’ Comey’s new book: Reinhold Niebuhr.