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Ethics

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  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • In Theory: Are a doctor's religious values important?

    A study in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that doctors, independent of specialty, who described themselves as non-religious, were "more likely than others to report having given continuous deep sedation until death, having taken decisions they...
  • Hardwood work ethic

    Hardwood work ethic
    After four years of hard work, hours spent in the gym perfecting her game and hundreds of games, Lisha Elsenbach's high school career came to a close last month. During her tenure on the hardwood with the Burroughs High girls' basketball program, the...
  • In Theory: Save the mother or the baby?

    Q. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Ariz. has stripped St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, also in Phoenix, of its Catholic affiliation for performing emergency surgery on a woman that saved the woman's life but ended her pregnancy, which...
  • In Theory: Does TV glorify sex for teens?

    Q. The Parents Television Council has released a report in which it claims prime-time TV shows sexualize the young girls portrayed in them. The report is based on a content analysis of the most popular television shows for viewers aged 12-17 in the 2009-...
  • In Theory: Does the budget need a dose of morals?

    Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
  • In Theory: Should Lowes have pulled its ads?

    Q. Home improvement store Lowe's has pulled its advertising from the TLC reality show “All-American Muslim” because of a campaign by the conservative Florida Family Assn. The FFA claims that “'All-American Muslim' is propaganda that...
  • Small Wonders: Morality just a matter of chemistry?

    Good and Evil. Nurture versus Nature. Survival of the nicest or survival of the fittest. Morality: our conformity to the rules of right conduct and virtue. It’s long been territory only for philosophers, theologians and newspaper columnists...
  • Start the Presses: Community involvement 2.0

    It's often said that Americans fear public speaking more than snakes, spiders or IRS agents. When I took this job, I was initially daunted by the amount of public speaking it entailed. But as I approach my third anniversary in the editor's chair, I am...
  • Think Again: The French turn the leadership tables

    The French often are the butt of jokes here, but last month they turned the tables and are teaching our elected officials about leadership. With the support of President Nicolas Sarkozy, the lower house of the French parliament and the French Senate...
  • Personal and private lives

    A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed that religious Americans think a financial scandal is worse than a sexual one. The poll was conducted in the wake of several high-profile cases of politicians making headlines for their...