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Everyday Ethics: A Future for Moral Theology?

26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016

How might a focus on “everyday ethics” shape the discipline and the methods of moral theology and religious ethics? What can attention to social practices teach us about moral formation, ethical citizenship, or human flourishing? What can moral theologians, philosophers, and social anthropologists learn from thoughtful and constructive engagement with each other?

What’s Wrong With Rights

21 May 2015 to 22 May 2015

How absolute are rights?  Should they always trump other moral considerations?  Does it help to distinguish statutory rights from natural ones?  Are rights necessarily bound up with radical individualism?  Can they do justice to the proper claims of the common good?  Should Christians support them or repudiate them?  How do rights at home in Western civil society appear to those struggling to negotiate stable peace out of bloody civil conflict?  When is it ‘proportionate’ to override a right?