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Biblical and Religious Resources: Religious Ethics

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Consistent Life -- Committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, the arms race, abortion, poverty, racism, capital punishment, and euthanasia. We believe that these issues are linked under a 'consistent ethic of life'. We challenge those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected.

Ethics and Public Policy Center -- Established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences. The Center affirms the political relevance of the great Western ethical imperatives--respect for the dignity of every person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. It maintains that moral reasoning is an essential complement to empirical calculation in the shaping of public policy.

Institute for Global Engagement -- Promotes sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide. As a faith-based organization, IGE believes firmly in universal human dignity and is committed to the protection of all faiths through the rule of law. IGE pursues this mission with a balanced approach, encouraging governments to protect religious freedom and equipping citizens to exercise that right responsibly.

‚ÄčReligion and Ethics News Weekly -- Related to a weekly PBS television program.

Society of Christian Ethics -- The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly work in the field of Christian ethics and in the relation of Christian ethics to other traditions of ethics and to social, economic, political and cultural problems; to encourage and improve the teaching of these fields in colleges, universities and theological schools; and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally within these general fields. A nondenominational scholarly association, the Society of Christian Ethics draws its 900 members from the faculties of universities, colleges, and theological schools primarily from the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life -- Located at the University of California Santa Barbara, the Capps Center seeks to advance discussion of issues related to ethics, values and public life and to encourage non-partisan, non-sectarian civic participation. Because of the Center's location on the West Coast, issues arising out of, or influenced by this highly globalized region receive special attention, among them: the challenges of pluralism; the transnational movement of peoples, cultures, and belief systems; war, violence, and the possibilities of peace; environmental ethics; indigenous populations, religion and politics; moral and ethical debates, civic engagement, and the role of religious influences generally in society.

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