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Stumbling forward into the past
Michael Kirke | 25 March 2014 |
tags: Christianity, culture, Roman Empire, Western civilization
Even the Roman Empire had a use-by date. What is ours?


Entrenching a ‘duty to do wrong’ in medicine
Sean Murphy | 25 March 2014 |
tags: Canada, conscience, freedom of conscience
Canadian government is funding a project to suppress freedom of conscience and religion


Social science is no bogeyman
Paul D. Miller | 18 March 2014 |
tags: natural law, social science, virtue
Well-grounded research supports virtue and human flourishing.


Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?
Sean Murphy | 27 February 2014 |
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, contraception
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.


Swedish nurse takes a stand on conscience rights
Mariola O'Brien | 19 February 2014 |
tags: abortion, conscience protection, Sweden
If soldiers can object to using weapons, why can't health professionals refuse to assist at abortions?


Killing Americans abroad: has Obama’s policy changed?
Matthew Sussex | 18 February 2014 |
tags: Barack Obama, drones, targeted assassination, USA
The ethics of execution without a trial need to be debated.


“If you like your morality, you can keep your morality”
Carson Holloway | 13 February 2014 |
tags: sexual revolution, slippery slope
How could we have been so blind to the consequences of the sexual revolution?


Should we really treat animals like humans?
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 30 January 2014 |
tags: animal rights, Christian theology, ethics
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.


Goodbye to bosses?
Andre Spicer | 13 January 2014 |
tags: human resources, management, self-concept
Non-hierarchical organisation is all very well but there is a price to pay.


Enduring power
J. Donald Boudreau | 08 January 2014 |
tags: bioethics, Hippocratic Oath
After 2,400 years, the Hippocratic Oath still inspires doctors. Why is a leading bioethicist mocking it?


In spy versus spy, there are rules. But are there any ethics?
Patrick Stokes | 10 December 2013 |
tags: Edward Snowden, privacy, spying, surveillance
A willingness to live with the costs of doing the right thing is essential.


Washington’s bubble zone
G. Tracy Mehan III | 09 December 2013 |
tags: elitism, social stratification, Washington D.C.
An extreme concentration of power and wealth in Washington inevitably leads to abuse of power and the public purse.


Australia: advice for the new management
Margaret Somerville | 19 November 2013 |
tags: Australian politics, ethics
A few ethical voices crying in the wilderness can make a major difference.


Are we educating doctors to participate in torture?
Craig Klugman | 12 November 2013 |
tags: bioethics, medical ethics, torture, war on terror
A recent report has condemned the role that doctors and psychologists played in "enhanced interrogations".


The next human rights revolution
Chen Guangcheng | 31 October 2013 |
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
China’s totalitarian system threatens justice on a global scale, says a renowned human rights activist.


In Bosnia, the ghosts still have no resting place
Mishka Gora | 29 October 2013 |
tags: Bosnia, genocide, war crimes
Twenty years after fighting ceased, many people are still caught up in a culture of denial.


Safe in the right hands
William Stearman | 17 October 2013 |
tags: family breakdown, gun control, mass shootings
A retired military and foreign affairs expert makes the case for allowing Americans to have and carry guns.


Whose choice? How new rights may expand old oppression
Richard Stith | 16 October 2013 |
tags: abortion, euthanasia, right to choose
Wherever men make women’s sexual decisions for them, the option of abortion will be a man’s choice.


“They all do it” doesn’t justify offering bribes
Marco Navone | 14 October 2013 |
tags: bribery, business ethics, corruption
Unethical behaviour ultimately affects company performance.


Her perfect boy
Lane DeGregory | 03 October 2013 |
tags: motherhood, Trisomy 18
A Florida mother shows what real love is as she cares for a child with Trisomy 18.


Living With Dead Hearts
Brendan Malone | 27 September 2013 |
tags: children, China, film reviews, trafficking
China's kidnapped children, and what one father learned from his search.


Discovered: the secret of morality
Michael Cook | 24 September 2013 |
tags: morality, science
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.


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