Moral Obligations

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Should We Rethink Eating Animals?

Perhaps our moral duties toward animals should, at the very least, lead Christians to return to our ancient practices of refusing to eat meat on Fridays and during the holy season of Lent.

White House denies contraception exemption to private businesses

The Obama administration on Friday (June 28) issued final rules for religious groups for its controversial contraception mandate, maintaining its … Continued

Obama and the redistribution of wealth

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Feb. 7, … Continued

Blaming “incendiary language” is a tool of ideologues

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Moral dimension to the economy

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Exceptionalism can degenerate into superiority

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Vote your conscience on ALL the issues

I too believe that voting is a “serious moral obligation.” “Moral” in this sense means treating voting as an ethical … Continued

The BP oil spill and religious environmental ethics

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued

Political, not theological

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Pope should be held accountable

Pope Benedict XVI may not need to resign in light of the current scandal swirling around the Roman Catholic church, … Continued

Our moral duty to Afghanistan

By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies, University of Delaware On November 5, I had the privilege of testifying to the … Continued

Justified Under Some Circumstances

Centuries of Christian ethical reflection would lead to the answer “no.” Inflicting bodily or psychological harm on a helpless captive … Continued

The Holy Presidency

As a nation, we are not obliged nor are we predisposed to elect a Christian President. Our commitment, as the … Continued