Last week, NBC reported on the increasing use of babies and children by adults panhandling in New York City. The particular group of 9 women investigated appeared to be working in tandem, and are reportedly not homeless and have repeatedly refused shelter and services.
Residents of New York and other cities where this is occurring are faced with the daily decision of whether or not to give money to those who ask for it. What are the ethical implications of making contributions?
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Begging, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Children, Elizabeth Yuko, Forced begging, Fordham University, Homelessness, Human trafficking, NBC, New York City, Panhandling
By: Charles M. Olbert
On September 16, the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and Center for Religion and Culture hosted a conference to discuss whether we have a moral obligation to immigrants. Entitled “A Crisis of Conscience: What Do We Owe Immigrant Youth and Families?” the conference featured former U.S. Senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former immigration judge Sarah Burr, and Gabriel Salguero, President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. David Ushery, journalist and host of NBC’s “The Debrief” moderated the event.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University Conferences and Events, Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged APA Ethics Code, Charles Olbert, Clinical Psychology, David Ushery, Ethics, Fordham University, Gabriel Salguero, Humanitarian ethics, immigration policy, Ken Salazar, Sarah Burr, U.S. immigration, undocumented alien children
Dr. Cynthia Pearson, Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
University of Washington
Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellow Dr. Cynthia Pearson and Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher have been awarded a grant to adapt a culturally specific ethics training course for American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) populations.
Posted in Evidence-Based Ethics, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged AIAN, Alaska Natives, American Indian, American Indian and Alaska Natives, Celia B. Fisher, culture, Cynthia Pearson, ethics training, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, research engagement, Research Ethics, RETI, University of Washington
On Saturday, October 18, Fordham Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher appeared as a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss mounting discrimination towards West African immigrants in the wake of the first death from the Ebola virus in the United States.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Aletha Maybank, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, disease, Ebola, epidemic, Fordham University, germs, Health disparities, Joy Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Public Health, The Reid Report, Thomas Eric Duncan, virus