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Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas (6) repentance

This is a series of short excerpts from each chapter of Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas edited by Leixlip lad Kevin Hargaden.

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Lost in the Clouds!

The beaten path is the one of least resistance. Everyone knows that! Now philosophers may meander, often taking the arduous route only to come out the same end. 244 more words

Engaged Living

Vegetarian Proof that Doing the Right Thing is Impossible

Of my four closest friends in high school, two are vegetarians, one dabbled, and one didn’t eat beef because he’s weird. I’ve had conversations with each of them at different times about why they changed their diet and the initial difficulties in doing so, and always at the end of these conversations I have the same reaction as Hank Green in the video above—you guys are right and that’s annoying. 396 more words

Morality And Ethics

Ash Wednesday: Humility, Accountability, Solidarity

Today’s Gospel reading offers us a clear challenge.

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others.

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Take the First Step to Happiness – and Get Over Yourself!

Philosopher Candace Vogler, of the University of Chicago, is a principal investigator in a project grappling with virtue, happiness and the meaning of life. 

Prof Vogler is seeking to establish if self-transcendence – the sense that life is part of a bigger good – helps to make the cultivation and exercise of virtue a source of profound human fulfillment. 646 more words


Peter Singer & Shih Chaohwei

LAST YEAR IN TAIWAN Peter Singer had an extended dialogue with the Buddhist scholar, feminist and animal advocate Shih Chaohwei.  They exchanged views on many ethical issues, finding both similarities and differences between Chaohwei’s Buddhist approach and Singer’s utilitarian one.   211 more words


Character Education in Spain: Problems and Potential

One of the developing trends in education, internationally, over the last few years, has been the renewed attention to the moral dimensions of education, and more specifically, to character education. 706 more words