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democracy | religious ethics

The Vulnerability and Resilience of Democracy

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

February 13, 2020
Suleimani

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
nagasaki

Iran | religious ethics

How War Bypasses Morality

Examining how wartime decisions often end up violating our ethical beliefs about war

January 6, 2020
conscience

conscientious objectors | religious freedom | religious ethics

Conscience: Its Use and Abuse

How John Henry Newman helps us guard against the political abuse of conscience for religious beliefs

December 5, 2019
Trump

democracy | Donald Trump | religious ethics

Sharpiegate, or the Origins and Ends of Democracy

What does #Sharpiegate teach us about the place of religion in the future, or the end, of democracy?

September 23, 2019

Christmas | War on Christmas | Myth | religious ethics

A Season of Myths, Part Two

Ed. Note: Sightings will be on “holiday hiatus” until Monday, January 7. We would like to thank our readers and contributors for their continued support and engagement this past year, and we look forward to bringing you more of the very best commenta...

December 24, 2018

Martin Marty | NFL | football | Deflategate | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | religious ethics | Mike Ditka | Ernie Banks | premature dementia | Walter Payton | Roman gladiators | Tatian | Theophilus

Football and Ethics -- Martin E. Marty

The Religion News Service headline, “What’s God Got to Do with Football Devotion? Plenty,” prods me to sight “Sports” this week. During the sixty-three years that I have lived in Chicago, I have attended one Hawks, one Cubs, one Bears (exhibition)...

January 26, 2015