Moral Code

View all topics

Immigration reform a mandate for Jews, Christians and Muslims

For the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), hospitality to the stranger and alien among us is embedded deep in our DNA.

PBS series ‘Life of Muhammad’ explores diverse opinions of prophet

RNS () — He’s born poor. By age 6, he’s an orphan. Two years later, he loses his grandfather. Yet … Continued

Women at war with late-term abortion

Antiabortion activists march during the annual March for Life rally in Washington. The march coincides with Supreme Court’s landmark Roe … Continued

Shariah 101: What is it and why do states want to ban it?

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday (July 24) approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, … Continued

ANALYSIS: ‘Pagan’ is getting a makeover. Not everyone got the memo.

Is calling someone a “pagan” a bad thing or a badge of honor? Do we even know what the term … Continued

Superman: Jesus figure or ‘anti-Christ’?

Superman has always had a bit of a messiah complex, born as a modern-day Moses in the imagination of two … Continued

White House: Drone program ‘legal,’ ‘ethical’ and ‘wise.’ Is it?

Kirsty Wigglesworth AP In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, … Continued

Two continents, one soul

Picture the scene: a prematurely aged woman lies on a disheveled bed in her rudimentary home in rural Uganda. Diagnosed … Continued

What was Romney like as a Mormon bishop?

Lani Gerson left the Mormon Church long before Mitt Romney came to excommunicate her. Gerson, 65, grew up in Arizona … Continued

Ron Paul: Birth control debate over whether government can force people to ‘violate their moral codes’

Robert F. Bukaty AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks to his supporters following his loss in the … Continued

Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan: Believing ‘eternal truths’ on homosexuality is not ‘bigotry’

Former Pennsylvania Senator and GOP presidential Bruce Smith AP Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum leaves a speaking engagement in Charleston, … Continued

Little hijabi women

By Shazia Kamal, contributor to Baber Ibrahim, in his Guardian piece, “This Trend of Young Muslim Girls Wearing the … Continued

Spiritual power in war

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Jehovah’s Witnesses: a model for church and state

By Joel P. Engardio If I’m ever allowed to legally marry, my mother won’t attend my wedding. I’m a gay … Continued

Must separate church from state…and sex!

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Is there a faith instinct?

By Nicholas Wade Every known society has some form of religion, so it might seem obvious that an instinct for … Continued

Let 9/11 families decide on Ground Zero mosque

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach The cacophony of voices offering their strong opinions on whether the Ground Zero mosque ought to … Continued

Terrorism is criminal sin

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Loving (and leaving) our Afghan neighbor

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

If you’ve got the money, you can buy the ad

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued