Speaker: Nancy Kader

SELECTIVE MORAL PRINCIPLES: MORMONS AND TORTURE

The LDS Church has taken a stand on many social issues because of their moral content, including abortion, birth control, and gay marriage. But in the case of torture, although condemning inhumane treatment of others, the Church failed to join with other groups in any serious attempt to designate torture as outside the realm of …

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REFLECTIONS ON WAR: Competing Loyalties, Commands, and Impulses

War, perhaps more than any other circumstance, forces us as thoughtful persons to confront important philosophical, ethical, and religious questions. It demands that we recognize our moral outrage over unthinkable crimes and squarely face that part of ourselves that wants to lash out and punish evildoers. For others, the call of Christianity——that we love our …

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