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Life & Death Issues
Robert W. Kropf reviews the philosophical
presuppositions of traditional arguments opposing & supporting abortion
& problems that need to be taken into account in reaching a new global
from Albert Schweitzer's 1923 critique of Western values, Civilization
and Ethics [archived by
Animal Rights Library].
Website of Catholic Christians devoted to
the sacredness of life.
On-line project of American
Journal of Bioethics archives
resources for researchers on life/death issues including bio-terrorism,
& health care, & end-of-life.
Text of 1991 letter of Pope John Paul II to RC
bishops (posted by New Advent).
archives scholarly articles debating issues such the meaning of death,
euthanasia, suicide & views of an after-life.
Amnesty International provides documentation
from around the globe to support its argument that the death penalty
legitimatizes torture of the poor & powerless by those in control of the
Ontario Centre for Religious Tolerance's fact
sheet presents an objective survey of the issues, statistics & resources
for the current debate.
1995 papal encyclical from John Paul II on the value &
inviolability of human life (posted by the Vatican).
archives scholarly articles debating issues such as bioethics, cloning, &
Website of global organization founded by
pro-life priest Paul Marx, OSB.
Homepage of American activist movement provides
information on abortion
& related issues.
Sex & Gender Issues
1930 encyclical of Pope Pius XI on chastity
Julia Bolton Holloway's sensitive meditation on
the painful experience of sexual abuse by people in positions of religious
power lifts the shroud of silence from a social problem that has endured from
ancient Israel to contemporary culture.
Mike Maness' gateway to extensive on-line
resources related to all aspects of divorce.
Robert T. Francoeur surveys developments
challenging traditional social morality in the second axial age (DiaLogos).
Ontario Centre for Religious Tolerance's
award-winning essays present detailed analysis of biblical, historical & a
broad range of contemporary Christian sources related to debate on same sex
1977 article by James B. Nelson in Christianity
& Crisis examines biblical references to homosexuality
& the history of rejecting-punitive treatment of homosexuals
& argues that a consistent Christian love ethic compels churches
to defend gay rights (posted by Religion-Online).
1968 encyclical of Pope Paul VI on birth
control (posted by the Vatican).
Paul Halsall's on-line guide provides an
extensive catalog of links to Lesbian, gay & bisexual references in world
literature including religious writings throughout history.
James B. Nelson argues that God embraces the
whole person, not just disembodied spirits (posted by
Charles E. Curran analyzes the reasons for the
reluctance of church authorities to admit fallibility in traditional positions
on human sexuality (posted by Religion-Online).
archives scholarly articles debating issues such as birth control, homophobia,
masculine aggression, reproductive technology, sex & politics, the sexual
revolution, & sexual taboos.
Watch reports on issues
such as child marriage,
reproductive issues, that adversely affect the status of women in most of the
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This page was revised
07 January 2020