Is conscience an unaffordable luxury?
| 24 September 2014 | FEATURES |
Precisely because we live in secular states, we must make room for believers, religious or not, in public life.
Entrenching a ‘duty to do wrong’ in medicine
| 25 March 2014 | FEATURES |
Canadian government is funding a project to suppress freedom of conscience and religion
Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?
| 27 February 2014 | FEATURES |
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.
Does conscience have a role in executions?
| 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |
Is "unregulated conscientious objection" a sword wielded by the pious against the vulnerable?
What is religious freedom?
One of America's leading experts in legal theory defends the rights of conscience.
Can same-sex marriage and religious freedom coexist?
| 18 June 2013 | CONJUGALITY |
An Esther moment
In the 60th year of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II will soon be asked to give royal assent to same-sex marriage. Is this a violation of her coronation oath?
Discrimination “nonsense” in Washington state
| 12 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |
What lies beyond conscience?
| 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |
Respect for conscience and conscientious objection is being eroded in the medical profession.
Those “deeply personal” political decisions
| 11 September 2012 | FEATURES |
The hoary political cliché “I’m personally opposed, but…” might mean tolerance. More often it means indifference, hesitation, deceit, or cowardice.
Movie theater violence: we’ve seen this before
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, Tucson, Aurora…and shooting sprees outside the US just as stunningly random and horrible and evil…each and all leave us speechless.
Martin Sheen, conscience and common sense
| 04 April 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
Personally opposed, but…
Politicians should not allow policies which they know to be wrong and disastrous to steamroller their consciences.
A talk in Tehran
| 10 June 2011 | FEATURES |
Academic conferences can be opportunities for spreading the gospel of freedom of conscience.
Emergency plan overturned
An Illinois court has struck down a 2005 measure that would force pharmacists to provide the morning after pill.
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