Moral Reasoning

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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

The government shutdown and the Golden Rule

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg As we look at the government shutdown, it is reasonable to ask the question: What is … Continued

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued

Why the Catholic Church needs Margaret Farley

The Vatican has once again sharply criticized a nun, this time for writing on sexual ethics. The Vatican has accused … Continued

Bishops’ contraception objections fail their church’s own moral reasoning

When President Obama last week bowed to political reality and changed the rules on mandated contraception coverage, the White House … Continued

We need a new Social Gospel: the moral imperative of collective bargaining

Where is Walter Rauschenbusch, the great theological voice of the Social Gospel, today? Well, he’s been in Madison, WI and … Continued

Old vices don’t improve with age

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

Restoring ethics in India

By Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION Delhi is buzzing these days about the construction delays and shoddy work that have put … Continued

Saying yes to the holy yes

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

The ethics of a prudent exit from Afghanistan

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

The executioner’s tweet

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued

A womanist culture of life

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

A woman’s life is a human life

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Obama Acknowledges Women as Moral Agents

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

A Pro-Life Position Most Religious People Embrace

In giving government support to promising research utilizing stem cells, which can enhance the life and health of millions of … Continued

Rev. Joseph Lowery, The Anti-Warren

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, civil rights hero and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is giving the benediction at … Continued

Should Wealthy Nations Tithe to the Poor?

One Sunday last month, I visited the Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J. I always feel comfortable in church, … Continued

Wrestling With the Theo-Con

The only thing worse than a politician posing as an intellectual may be an intellectual posing as a politician. The … Continued

Nuanced and Morally Serious

Abortion is an issue–an issue, one among many ethical quandaries–that brings tension to living by faith. It directly raises the … Continued