ethics

  • December 19, 2012

    At the end of a recent speech to the Centre for Social Justice, John Cruddas MP made a rightful appeal for extended local democracy, says political theologian Graeme Smith. But he got there by caricaturing John Stuart Mill, mystifying Aristotle and elevating a confused communitarianism over the proper role of a democratic state in embedding social justice. This warmed-over Blue Labourism needs some serious questioning in terms of its historical understanding and political roots, he suggests.

  • December 10, 2012

    Ethical behaviour and prayer are vital tools in the struggle against climate change, according to an interfaith panel at the COP18/CMP8 Doha meeting.

  • October 25, 2012

    Animal cruelty crimes should be treated with the same seriousness as crimes against humans, claims leading psychologist Professor Eleonora Gullone.

  • April 14, 2012

    This morning (14 April 2012) I will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland's Saturday AM news programme at around 8.50am to discuss the origins and shape of morality with secular humanist scientist Profes

  • March 1, 2012

    As previously reported on Ekklesia, Professor Jolyon Mitchell from Edinburgh University delivered his inaugural lecture entitled 'How can weapons be turned into art? How can swords be transformed into ploughshares?' back in September last year. It is now available to view here on YouTube, and very well worth watching.

  • February 8, 2012

    The competitive nature of the top-down, corporate capitalist system means we can never truly be 'all in this together', says Jonathan Bartley. All we do is sacrifice the most vulnerable for the sake of maintaining an unjust order. Economic alternatives are essential, and go well beyond statism.

  • September 16, 2011

    Professor Jolyon Mitchell focused on the biblical and practical theme of 'swords into ploughshares' for his inaugural lecture in taking up a new personal chair at the University of Edinburgh on 15 September 2011.

  • April 12, 2011

    I have just registered as a participant on Globethics.net - a global network of people and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library.

  • January 5, 2011

    Beginning in January, BBC Four is hosting a wide-ranging debate on the state of justice in Britain and the world today.

  • April 15, 2010

    In the face of a couple of glaring examples to the contrary, politicians may, through necessity, learn the outward usages of integrity, says Jill Segger. In all probability, that will still conceal a degree of hypocrisy, but even the imitation of virtue may eventually lead to the real thing.