Ethics News

Perhaps have heard the call from Prison Fellowship Ministries CEO Jim Liske to "join us" in a movement to restore ethics and virtue. (Colson Center is a part of PFM). We want you to be a part.

First, we encourage you to go through the entire video series with us, especially if you have not gone through it yet. We have a new way to experience the series. We have divided the series into twelve 26-minute shows for television and also for home viewing. These are showing on television on the NRB channel, airing on Monday nights; and are also available on demand on our Web site for a limited time. Please check our information page.

To get involved, w encourage you to get on our email list and begin receiving newsletters about how we can help this movement to spread. You can sign up for the regular newsletter on the home page.

With regard to our newsletters on virtue and ethics, we do have an announcement to make.  Beginning mid March, we will combine our lists for Doing the Right Thing and Renewing Virtue and mail a single regular monthly newsletter to all. We apologize for not being regular with these newsletters in the past, but we are renewing this effort and combining several interest areas to make this much more effective.

Finally, if you want to become a facilitator in this movement, we will soon begin offering leadership guidance through a new online community.  Look for news on this soon, but be sure and get on the list. To sign up at the facilitator level, please go to the get involved page here and fill out the form.

God Bless You in your efforts and welcome to a great movement!

The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview is launching a new TV series on the NRB Network. (National Religious Broadcasters) starting Monday night, November 25, 2013.

"Worldview from the Colson Center" will air at 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The show will feature classic Colson Center content, as well as new discussions on the Christian worldview perspective on culture, politics, science, entertainment and more.

The first twelve episodes will re-present Chuck Colson’s much-acclaimed “Doing the Right Thing” video series on rebuilding our society’s ethical foundations.

Learn more here! >

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The Age of Cheats

Forbes columnist Rich Karlgaard explains how this so-called age of cheats encroaching ever so quickly on good ethics.

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A good upbringing isn't always enough.

When do good ethics and mores vanish without you even realizing; Bobby Petrino explains how a good upbringing can vanish before you realize it. It's a slippery slope:

How have cultural expectations changed?

Have socio-moral expectations regarding women changed over the past hundred years? Author Kristen Houghton thinks so, highlighting the evolution of moral standards over time.

How should these issues be discussed in an increasingly sensitive culture? And is morality a flexible construct to be altered by the passage of time?

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Was the U.S. justified in bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

One of the most controversial decisions in the history of the U.S. military was undoubtedly the use of nuclear weapons against Japan. Though the bombing concluded World War II in decisive fashion (and likely saved the lives of millions of Americans) the human cost has often been condemned.

Was this action morally permissible? Why or why not?

Read more: Forbes
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Activists make groundbreaking claims

In the ongoing cultural battle over gay marriage, some have argued that the moral principles of the Bible should be applied in support of LGBT rights. Why or why not might this be the case?

Read more: Penn Live

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A new hormone may be linked to moral conduct

New studies suggest that increased levels of a particular hormone - oxytocin - may incentivize moral behavior. Why or why not might this be the case?

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AIDS and scarce research dollars

An enormous amount of money has been poured into AIDS research, but the same amount of money could potentially save more lives if directed against other diseases. Should the study of AIDS continue at the same level? Why or why not?

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Computer viruses and civilian consequences

Recent computer viruses deployed against civilian technology (in Iran and elsewhere) have drawn the ire of moral watchdogs.

Should military-grade cyberweapons be used in ways that compromise the noncombatant populace? To what extent are the residents of a nation accountable for the actions of its leaders?

Read more: The Register (UK)
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Eagle Scouts protest traditional policies

A number of Eagle Scouts have turned in their badges to the Boy Scouts of America, in protest over the organization's exclusion of gay youth and adults. Much like Chick-fil-A, the BSA has been the target of much criticism for its traditional-values stance.

Is the BSA's stance moral? Is this an appropriate way to express disagreement? Why or why not?

Read more: Policy Mic
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