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  Ethics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ethics (from Greek ethikos) is the branch of axiology – one of the four major branches of philosophy, alongside metaphysics, epistemology, and logic – which attempts to understand the nature of morality; to define that which is right from that which is wrong.
There are several sub-branches of applied ethics examining the ethical problems of different professions, such as business ethics, medical ethics, engineering ethics and legal ethics, while technology assessment and environmental assessment study the effects and implications of new technologies or projects on nature and society.
Ethics has been applied to family structure, sexuality, and how society views the roles of individuals; leading to several distinct and unrelated fields of applied ethics, including feminism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethics   (2662 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ethics in religion
From the point of view of theistic religions, to the extent that ethics stems from revealed truth from divine sources, ethics is studied as a branch of theology.
Ethics in systematic form, and apart from religious belief, is as little found in apocryphal or Judæo-Hellenistic literature as in the Bible.
Hindu ethics are related to Hindu beliefs, such as reincarnation, which is a way of expressing the need for reciprocity, as one may end up in someone else's shoes "in a future life".
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ethical_tradition   (3069 words)

 Religion and Ethics
The most important contribution of religions to the search for a universal ethic, he argues, is in terms of both the emphasis within religious traditions on the need to overcome ego‑centeredness and the affirmation that these highest values are not only arrived at by human reflection but are truly grounded in reality itself.
Crossing Boundaries: Ethics in the History of Mysticism edited by G. William Barnard, Jeffrey J. Kripal (Seven Bridges Press) is an important and significant book in the study of religion that addresses the present growing interest in the history, philosophy, and phenomenology of mysticism.
Shear's discussion is primarily focused on the latter "state‑of‑being" approach to ethics, emphasizing in particular two centrally important modes of mystical experience: "pure consciousness" (a state of awareness that lacks internal content‑Le., an "emptiness" or "void") and "pure positive affect" (a state of pure bliss, joy, and inner fulfillment).
www.wordtrade.com /religion/religionethicsR.htm   (6986 words)

 Humanist: Missing the Forest for the Trees - ethics versus religion
Yet, despite this apparent interest in ethics and ethical behavior, we go to enormous lengths to avoid dealing with ethical issues, and this tendency to flee from moral concerns is particularly pronounced in the United States.
Religion is ultimately based on some metaphysical view of "the ultimate," and the rules and doctrines of a religion are the means of responding to that ultimate.
Ethics as a field of study is divided into two realms: micro-level ethics and macro-level ethics.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1374/is_3_59/ai_54574812   (1476 words)

 What is Ethics?
Ethics, however, cannot be confined to religion nor is it the same as religion.
Ethics, for example, refers to those standards that impose the reasonable obligations to refrain from rape, stealing, murder, assault, slander, and fraud.
Ethics also means, then, the continuous effort of studying our own moral beliefs and our moral conduct, and striving to ensure that we, and the institutions we help to shape, live up to standards that are reasonable and solidly-based.
www.scu.edu /ethics/practicing/decision/whatisethics.html   (731 words)

 Ethics and religion.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ethics and religion: the basis and sanctions of morality.
Religion can only provide a solid base for ethics if religion's own base is solid - if it is founded on irrefutable evidence or on common sense that is plain to all.
Religions often preach double standards - one rule for behaviour towards one group of people, a different rule when a less favoured group are involved, such as women, foreigners, or unbelievers.
members.aol.com /pantheism0/ethicrel.htm   (2212 words)

The course focuses on the relationship between religion and culture as they shape the lives and options of women in traditional society, in the modern period and in the contemporary Islamic experience.
A study of the beliefs and development of religious groups in the United States, including the transplanting of English and continental religion; the rise of evangelicalism, voluntarism and disestablishment; the emergence of restorationist groups; and segments on religion in Virginia, Williamsburg and at William and Mary.
A study of topics such as religion and immigration; the churches, slavery and African American religion; the Social Gospel, Darwinism and Biblical criticism; church life, worship and architecture; and religions in 20th-century America.
www.wm.edu /catalog/2002-03/religion.htm   (2033 words)

 Legal Ethics - Worlds in Collision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The "old world" ethic stressed loyalty to the client, even at some cost to the legal system; the "old WASP" ethic emphasized fidelity to legal institutions and their improvement, even at the cost of sometimes having to say no to clients.
For one thing, formal codes of ethics never aimed at capturing the full network of understandings that lawyers observe in their dealings with one another, with clients, and with the courts.
The old moralistic codes of ethics were often derided in the academy as self-serving attempts to fend off regulation.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9403/articles/glendon.html   (4913 words)

 Religion, Nationalism and Peace in Sudan: Religion and Peacemaking: U.S. Institute of Peace
In October 1991, the Religion, Ethics and Human Rights program of the U.S. Institute of Peace held a meeting to examine the role of religion, nationalism and intolerance as sources of conflict in Sudan's continuing civil war.
Since religion has been so significant in defining communal identity, issues such as racial discrimination and the disparity in wealth and power between North and South have been seen by many as inseparable from religion.
Significantly, freedom of religion and greater regional autonomy have been the foundations of several negotiated agreements reached between northern and southern parties (which were either abrogated or left unimplemented), most notably the Addis Ababa accords of 1972.
www.usip.org /research/rehr/sudanconf.html   (1678 words)

A major in religion requires 30 credit hours in the department and must include the following distribution: 391; 2 courses from 210, 211, 212; 1 course from 203, 204; 2 courses from 213, 214, 215; 3 additional courses in the 300 or 400 range, and 1 additional course in Religion.
Religion and Society in the Medieval West; 334.
A cross-cultural and comparative study of religion, exploring various theories of religion, its origin, nature and interpretation, including an analysis of contrasting views of deity, cosmic and social order, the human problem, theodicy, moral norms and authority, and conceptions of liberation and salvation.
www.wm.edu /catalog/2003-04/religion.htm   (1994 words)

 Row Erupts Over Ethics and Religion Ruling | Current Affairs | Deutsche Welle | 14.04.2005
Ethics lessons, which Berlin is poised to make compulsory, were introduced in neighboring Brandenburg as early as 1996.
It is possible that Berlin may have to soften the compulsory status of its planned general ethics lessons, because Germany’s conservative parties are intending to bring the issue before the federal constitutional court in Karlsruhe.
As the Bundestag discusses introducing compulsory religion and ethics classes, DW-WORLD takes a look at how the topic is dealt with across Europe.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,1564,1551981,00.html   (730 words)

 Previous Institute Work: Religion and Peacemaking: U.S. Institute of Peace
Its goal was to explore the significance of religion and ideology as both a source of conflict and a source of peace.
What is clear, however, is that religion has been and is now an important part of the ethnic and national identity of the Serbs, Croats, and Bosniacs.
Between late 1994 and early 1996, the Religion, Ethics and Human Rights Initiative hosted a series of meetings to assess the role of Islamic activism in a variety countries and regions, and to review the implications for U.S. foreign policy.
www.usip.org /research/rehr.html   (1546 words)

 Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Atheism: Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Human Ethics and Morality  · cached · Exploring the relationship between ethics, morality, evolution, psychology, culture and genetics.
The Relativity of Biblical Ethics  · cached · Joe Edward Barnhard argues that the Bible itself exemplifies moral relativism.
The Ethics of Belief  · cached · Philosophical examination of faith and belief.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=71798   (275 words)

 Chiropractic Ethics - Professional Religion | Linda S. Elyad, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If we recognize our similarities to religion, we won't be surprised at the reactions certain things create among us.
However, religion is best when it is kept as a private matter, or is something shared in voluntary associations.
A major principle we live by is that religion must be kept in its proper place.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/12/16/17.html   (726 words)

 Professional Ethics without Religion
This second problem is not as severe as it may seem at first because all religions have remarkable agreement on the basic principles of ethics.
In spite of these common elements in the ethics of all the major religions, they (with the exception of Christianity) are built on a legal system which can easily degenerate into casuistry.
Christian ethics are based on internal motivation also, but with the difference that one is to obey the divine command "from the heart" as a result of having been forgiven, not for any negative or positive reward.
www.leaderu.com /offices/o_helweg/professional_ethics.html   (2217 words)

 Sermon Transcript: Ethics and Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This sermon was conceived when I read a statement by Huston Smith, the scholar of comparative religions, to the effect that religion always comes first; that ethics come out of religions.
A writer who is more accessible to laypersons is the Dalai Lama, who proposes in his book Ethics for The New Millenium, that a grounding for ethics can be found in the universal human goal of being happy and avoiding suffering.
My world view, my religion, if you will, is that we humans, in almost all cases, have control over how we treat each other.
www.saratoga-uu.org /Transcripts2.cfm?TN=serv0303   (2608 words)

 AAAS - AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Encourage an appreciation among scientists, religious leaders and religion scholars of the ethical, religious and theological implications of scientific discoveries and technological innovations.
Increase the engagement of scientific communities in the dialogue on science, ethics, and religion.
Facilitate collaboration among scientists, ethicists, and religion scholars and leaders to address critical multidisciplinary issues related to science, ethics and religion.
www.aaas.org /spp/dser/about/index.shtml   (1446 words)

 AEGiS-BKREV: AIDS, Ethics and Religion: Embracing a World of Suffering
"By presenting the facts about AIDS, this anthology challenges the misconceptions and focuses on the profound dilemmas confronting society and religion." AIDS, ethics, and religion are being discussed more and more as this disease takes its toll on humanity.
Ethics and religion are the two things that people hide behind when it comes to talking about the victims of this disease.
We have to educate, educate, educate, if we are to conquer the prejudices and mis-information.
www.aegis.com /pubs/books/1995/BK950374.html   (465 words)

 Amazon.com: Ethics: Books: Dietrich Bonhoeffer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Since ethics has to do with how people act towards other people, the actual type of relationship involved has to play a role in how to think about ethical behaviour from one individual to another.
This is his last writing, and it is unfinished because he was executed in prison for living the ethics he preached.
In an time where secularity is in the mainstream of modern thought, Bonhoeffer's Ethics is a must-read, with regards to Christian behaviour in a modern era.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/068481501X?v=glance   (1494 words)

 Religion and Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One particularly popular view of the relationship of religion and morality is that what makes something right is that God commands it and what makes something wrong is that God forbids it.
If we follow the Aristotelian views in ethics, ethics is centered on the idea of happiness.
If these people are right, then if there were no God, ethics would have a hole in its middle, since happiness would be something that human beings could not attain if there were no God.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/ap85/051/2004/lec4.html   (1432 words)

 Uninformed Opinion: Religion and Ethics
As an atheist, I consider religion to be a human invention and hence am not surprised that the religious show the same range of evil and hypocritical behaviour as everyone else.
While he has a point that modern ethics and morality may well have gown up after Judaism, the simple fact is that wherever people are taught that God requires and rewards the slaughter of unbelievers, such slaughter will continue to occur.
I thoroughly enjoyed your post "Religion and Ethics." I have the same complaint where Christians are free to pick and choose parts of the Bible that they wish to follow where Muslims are somehow not allowed to do the same.
unop.blogspot.com /2005/06/religion-and-ethics.html   (14016 words)

 Region & Ethics NewsWeekly Module . Overview | Thirteen/WNET
The RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY module provides a way for Web site administrators to publish regularly updated R & E content on the Web sites they maintain.
The R & E module is a free, customizable piece of code that, when placed into any valid HTML Web page, displays the titles of current R & E stories, capsule-length descriptions of those stories, and links to the current week's headlines.
The only television newsmagazine program devoted entirely to the news of religion, spirituality, and major ethical issues.
www.thirteen.org /religion   (288 words)

Various sections on: America as a Religious Refuge: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century, Religion and the American Revolution, Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89, Religion and the State Governments, Religion and the Federal Government, Religion and the New Republic.
Although the issue of religion in public schools remains controversial, the notion that teachers need to discuss values is not...
Documents the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. "The project draws on both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, although its basis is unpublished archival evidence."
www.geocities.com /dboals.geo/religion.html   (4717 words)

 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS
A group of journalists review the major religion and ethics news events of the past year.
Find out when RELIGION and ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY is broadcast on your local public television station.
To receive a rundown of important stories in the worlds of religion and ethics, subscribe to the free, weekly e-mail newsletter.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/welcome.html   (118 words)

 Delaware Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Delaware Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (D-DoSER) is one of 200 Local Societies around the world sponsored by the Metanexus Institute (www.metanexus.net) to explore issues in and between science and religion.
Grassie received his doctorate in religion from Temple University in 1994 and his BA from Middlebury College in 1979.
Prior to graduate school, Grassie worked for ten years in religiously-based social service and advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C; Jerusalem, Israel-Palestine; Berlin, Germany; and Philadelphia, PA. He is the recipient of a number of academic awards and grants from the American Friends Service Committee, the Roothbert Fellowship, and the John Templeton Foundation.
www.cil-de.org /D_DOSER.html   (609 words)

 Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Television Review
Entitled Religion and Ethics Newsweekly this half- hour show focuses on news and in-depth reporting of issues related to religion and ethics around the world.
Several weeks ago, another edition of Religion and Ethics Newsweekly aired an in-depth exploration of a phenomenon, which has been covered in the Heartland Sangha’s newsletter, Sangha Notes: American Jews being drawn to Buddhism.
Although most of the report spoke of the natural harmony between the Jewish and Buddhist religions, this scholar wondered how practitioners could reconcile a most fundamental point of difference: Judaism is a monotheistic religion, and Buddhism is a non-theistic religion.
www.heartlandsangha.org /religion_ethics.html   (436 words)

 Religion, Ethics, and Family
The purpose of this course is to examine the question of whether, and how, religion may be significant for ethical life.
Around the globe and especially in the West, it is today a sharply disputed question whether religion should be a basis for moral practice.
The major purpose of this class is to help you develop critical thinking skills concerning religion and ethics.
crab.rutgers.edu /~johnwall/conteth.htm   (1533 words)

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