￼Jan Willis is a professor emerita of religion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. She is one of the earliest American scholar-practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. Time named her one of six “spiritual innovators for the new millennium,” while Ebony called her one of its “Power 150” most influential African Americans. Some of her books include The […]
Religious freedom has become the broad catchphrase in today’s biggest culture war issues. The Obama administration’s contraception mandate is the latest example, as the Supreme Court ruled June 30 in favor of Hobby Lobby and another corporation that wanted to opt out of birth control coverage.
Diverse religious traditions share a common imperative to care for the marginalized, yet when it comes to people with disabilities, congregations have often struggled to adapt and be welcoming.
JQ International is a lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) Jewish & Ally community. JQ provides programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBT and Jewish Identity.
Gallup conducts a “values and beliefs” survey each May. Read about the 2013 results, which found a record 59 percent of Americans saying that gay and lesbian relations are morally acceptable. A Gallup/USA Today poll released in December 2012 found that religious beliefs were the reason most often cited as the basis for opposing same-sex marriage.
Joseph Runzo is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. He is co-editor of Ethics in the World Religions (OneWorld Publications, 2001).
Steve Johnson is director of character education at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. He has written numerous articles on topics in youth ethics, including cheating and lying.
The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., is devoted to fostering good business ethics. Many of the directors are former executives of Wal-Mart, which has faced lawsuits alleging that store managers routinely falsify employee timecards.