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Four surgeons in blue gowns around an operating table.

Organ Donation | Ultra-Orthodox Jews | religious ethics

The Paradox of Organ Donations among Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel

In Israel, religion may help win the battle against organ shortage....

September 29, 2022

religious affiliation | religious ethics | syncretism

What is Religious Appropriation and Why Does it Matter?

Accusations of cultural appropriation are increasingly common. But as a religious ethicist, I am not sure that is a good thing....

September 9, 2022
Moss hearing

Christian Nationalism | religious ethics | Christian Right

Duty! Thou Sublime and Mighty Name

In responding to duty, we testify to our worth and our dignity as free human beings....

June 28, 2022

nuclear weapons | religious ethics

Moral Reckoning Under a Mushroom Cloud

How the upcoming 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki might help us better understand and address some of today's most pressing moral dilemmas...

July 27, 2020

Coronavirus | religious ethics

COVID-19 and the Limits of Utilitarianism

Why our usual method for deliberating about policy decisions is failing us right now...

June 11, 2020

politics | religious ethics

Liberty Divided

Exploring the battle over one of the nation's founding ideals...

May 25, 2020
Pale Rider

apocalyptic theology | religious ethics | Coronavirus

Plagues and the Pale Rider: Our Present Apocalypse

How ancient religious themes can help us make sense of the global pandemic and its socioeconomic fallout...

April 27, 2020

Coronavirus | Myth | religious ethics

Pan-Nemesis: COVID-19 and Beyond

Do religious myths have anything to teach us during this present crisis?...

March 23, 2020

democracy | religious ethics

The Vulnerability and Resilience of Democracy

Is a more vibrant, emancipatory, and equitable democracy possible?...

February 13, 2020

Iran | Just War | religious ethics | Donald Trump

General Suleimani, U.S. Policy, and Jus ad Vim

Why we need a better way of talking about the use of “force short of war”...

January 9, 2020