Columns on Culture and Media

Do Religious-Based Groups Discriminate Against Atheists? | Roger Olson, Pluralism, Atheism, Faith Based Organizations, Discrimination
Do Religious-Based Groups Discriminate Against Atheists?
By: Roger Olson
Do religious-based groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the Boy Scouts, discriminate when they deny membership to atheists? Not at all. Such a claim is absurd. Read More ...
Roger Olson

When We Make Children Live in Shadows | Trevor Barton, Immigration, Education
When We Make Children Live in Shadows
By: Trevor Barton
Tomás is 9 years old and from Honduras. He is trying to learn new words and strange phrases that will allow him to live in his new world in South Carolina. But for now, he lives in the shadows. Read More ...
Trevor Barton

Churches Warm Up to Climate Change | Cory Labrecque, Climate Change, Environment, Creation Care, Pope Francis, Papal Encyclical
Churches Warm Up to Climate Change
By: Cory Labrecque (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
Although a number of Christians are less than enthusiastic about supporting the environmental movement, concern in churches for climate change varies between and within denominations. Read More ...
Cory Labrecque (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)

Why All Companies Should Pay the Taxes They Owe | Laura Taylor, Taxation
Why All Companies Should Pay the Taxes They Owe
By: Laura Taylor
Taxation can be one of the best ways in which a society can share its burdens, duties and responsibility to provide for our mutual "common good." And large corporations shouldn't be let off the hook. Read More ...
Laura Taylor

Baptist Student Union's Dissent Against Vietnam | Nathan Finn, Baptist Student Union, Southern Baptist Convention, Vietnam War, Baptists, War, Conscientious Objection
Baptist Student Union's Dissent Against Vietnam
By: Nathan Finn
Although the Southern Baptist Convention generally supported U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, the Baptist Student Union, its official collegiate ministry, was an exception. Read More ...
Nathan Finn

8 Lessons Learned as EthicsDaily.com's Managing Editor | Zach Dawes, Leadership
8 Lessons Learned as EthicsDaily.com's Managing Editor
By: Zach Dawes
After serving two years as EthicsDaily.com's managing editor, Zach Dawes shares eight leadership lessons he's learned. Some may apply to your area of service.
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Zach Dawes

8 Ways to Support Causes When Your Time's Limited | Sarah Fegredo, Engagement, Social justice
8 Ways to Support Causes When Your Time's Limited
By: Sarah Fegredo
You're bombarded by calls to engage in justice issues, but you have limited money, energy and time. How do you choose? Here are eight steps to get involved in causes that stir your passions. Read More ...
Sarah Fegredo

Why Current Ideas for Easing Racial Tensions Won't Work | Reggie Warren, Race, Partisanship
Why Current Ideas for Easing Racial Tensions Won't Work
By: Reggie Warren
As long as the United States is divided into two groups over race relations, the opportunity to find common ground seems bleak. We need leaders willing to begin to build bridges. Read More ...
Reggie Warren

How Do We Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.? | Starlette McNeill, Martin Luther King Jr.
How Do We Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.?
By: Starlette McNeill
We've named schools after Martin Luther King Jr., but what have we learned? We've named streets after him, but where are we going? We must not merely observe his work; we must put our hands to the plow. Read More ...
Starlette McNeill

How to Provide the Best Education Possible | Zach Dawes, Education, Education Reform, Public School, Parenting, Teachers
How to Provide the Best Education Possible
By: Zach Dawes
Everyone wants to provide the best education possible. To see progress, each "side" must stop portraying the other as the enemy or treating them as a scapegoat. No more blame game. Read More ...
Zach Dawes

How Do We Best Honor Our Right to Freedom of Speech? | David Kerrigan, Charlie Hebdo, Freedom of Speech, Religious Extremism
How Do We Best Honor Our Right to Freedom of Speech?
By: David Kerrigan
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, do we best honor freedom of speech by defending offensive speech? Or should we be using it to challenge tyranny and injustice? Read More ...
David Kerrigan

The Myth of the Rugged Individual | Larry Eubanks, Individualism, Community
The Myth of the Rugged Individual
By: Larry Eubanks
Individualism is a good thing, but we've hurt each other with the myth of the rugged individual. Individualism must be tempered by the recognition that we are social beings who thrive in relationship with one another. Read More ...
Larry Eubanks