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Spirituality

Ethics and Religion Talk: Do we Need Blue Roses?

Submitted 11-30-2021 under OPINION

Should we be creating blue roses?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: This Thanksgiving, What are You Grateful For?

Submitted 11-22-2021 under OPINION

The Ethics and Religion Talk panel wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving, and responds to the questions, “What are you most thankful for this year?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Monkey-Human Hybrid Embryos Kosher?

Submitted 11-17-2021 under OPINION

Colleen writes: “For the first time, U.S. and Chinese scientists have created embryos that are part human, part monkey, in an effort to find new ways to produce organs for transplants. As a faith leader what are the ethical concerns based on your religious tradition?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Tolerance Demand Moral Relativism?

Submitted 11-08-2021 under OPINION

Sandra asks, “In an age when everything is relative and tolerance is becoming a demand, isn't it true that our own sense of right and wrong is being slaughtered and our true self is being manipulated?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Who Needs Doctors When You have God?, part 2

Submitted 11-01-2021 under OPINION

Last week, Ethics and Religion Talk responded to a question from John challenging our response to a question on prayer and healing. This week, we share three more responses to John.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Who Needs Doctors When You have God?, part 1

Submitted 10-25-2021 under OPINION

Several months ago, Ethics and Religion Talk responded to a question on prayer and healing. One of our readers, John, responded to that column with his own thoughts on the efficacy of medicine, inviting our panel to respond. He wrote:

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Cost of Religion

Submitted 10-18-2021 under OPINION

Kathleen asks, “There is clearly a cost of adhering to a religious tradition. The question is how much should the economic cost of following one’s religious beliefs be considered in answering questions of ethics or religion.”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Violence and Religious Proselytization

Submitted 10-11-2021 under OPINION

D. Patel asks, “At a UN World Religion Conference, there was discussion on ‘Religious violence and religious proselytization.’ Do you think stopping the practice of religious proselytization will help reduce religious violence?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Money Solve Marital Problems?

Submitted 10-04-2021 under OPINION

The Bill and Melinda Gates divorce has left many wondering about how often people think their issues will be resolved with money and charity. This couple had both and it wasn't enough to keep them together. I would like to hear the panel's opinions.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Self-Awareness

Submitted 09-27-2021 under OPINION

“How can I grow in self-awareness and help others do the same. So many of our conflicts would lessen if we would all grow in self-awareness.”

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