By: Thomas Merante
With each election, Americans are reminded repeatedly of their civic duty to participate, the importance of “rocking the vote,” and how each party will get the country “back on track.” Yet with MTV ads screaming at teenagers to go to the polls and attack ads that aim purely at candidates’ character, it seems that the real issues are becoming lost in an election frenzy. Consequently, it can be very difficult to determine how to vote, especially when there are serious moral issues on the line, despite a constant news stream of information on the candidates, their positions, and public opinion on the positions. What moral questions should Catholic Americans ask when contemplating contemporary political issues, and what ethical dilemmas do they face in the voting booth?
Posted in Chynn Prize, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University Student Voices, In the News
Tagged candidates, Catholicism, Chynn Family Foundation, Chynn Prize, democracy, Democrat, Ethics, Fordham University, Fordham University Student Voices, Jesuit, John Courtney Murray SJ, John F. Kennedy, moral questions, New York, New York University School of Law, pro-choice, pro-life, Republican, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, voting, voting booth
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
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
Dr. Elizabeth Reed
As a teenager growing up in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Reed became very familiar with scenarios of dating and sexual violence against women and girls, as well as the damaging impact of these forms of gender-based violence. She soon recognized that it was not just occurring in the town where she grew up, but that various forms of sexual exploitation, violence, and harassment of girls and young women occur in high proportions across the U.S. and abroad. This exposure initiated her interest in the prevention of partner, dating, and sexual violence against women and girls in the U.S. and across the globe.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Drug Abuse, economic debt, Elizabeth Reed, Ethics, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, FSW, gender-based violence, HIV, India, participant perspectives, Public Health, Research Ethics, research participation, RETI, Sex Workers, sexual exploitation, STI, Tijuana, University of California San Diego, women