Religion & Spirituality
[LESS INFO] 68 VIEWS | ADDED 17:05:33 10/21/11
The Claremont School of Theology, the Islamic Center of Southern California, and the Academy for Jewish Religion California are partners in a new effort to educate leaders for churches, synagogues, and mosques in shared classes.
[LESS INFO] 171 VIEWS | ADDED 15:02:18 10/14/11
“The whole system is greased to pay hospitals and others for expensive things people might not even want” at the end of life, says Dr. Lachlan Forrow, director of ethics and palliative care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
[LESS INFO] 91 VIEWS | ADDED 14:41:12 10/14/11
“It’s impossible not to ration, it’s irrational not to ration, and it’s unethical not to ration” medical care at the end of life, says this professor of ethics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health.
[LESS INFO] 200 VIEWS | ADDED 21:33:55 10/07/11
"If anything is covered by separation of church and state, this is it,” says lawyer Douglas Laycock, who argued for the Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church and School, and nearly 100 diverse religious groups filed briefs supporting a church’s right to choose its own ministers.
[LESS INFO] 178 VIEWS | ADDED 21:00:01 09/30/11
The September 30 killing in Yemen of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is reigniting an ethical debate: Should the US use armed drones outside combat zones? Watch excerpts from recent interviews on drones and the ethics of war.
[LESS INFO] 139 VIEWS | ADDED 18:43:02 09/30/11
Catholic Charities in Illinois refuses to accept same-sex couples for adoption or foster parenting. Should the state, which recognizes civil unions, withdraw its funding of the charity?
[LESS INFO] 192 VIEWS | ADDED 22:50:00 09/23/11
Religious leaders have joined civil rights activists, the Justice Department, and others in challenging Alabama's tough new immigration law. "The government is trying to tell us what we can or can’t do in terms of works of mercy, works of charity, which are fundamental to our faith," says Father Tom Ackerman of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham.
[LESS INFO] 101 VIEWS | ADDED 22:44:34 09/23/11
"I’d like people to know that there are a lot of people in this country who are into dialogue, education, getting to know one another, trying to, trying to live together," says Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Jerusalem.
[LESS INFO] 132 VIEWS | ADDED 19:01:29 09/16/11
“Church groups, mosque-related groups, synagogue-related groups—it’s not necessarily their mission to go and promote water security, but if it’s their mission to help their neighbors, which it always is, then we’re going to have to think hard about how we’re going to work together,” says one of the founders of Partners in Health.