Religion, Ethics and Spirituality

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  • Buddhist Channel news and website has a variety of sections of interest.
  • New Age Islam website
    vehemently rejects the terrorist/Jihadist model and promotes Islam as a religion of peace and tolerance.  Great site, very rich in content, large, a lot of current global and regional news with issues explored.
  • The Hindu website is the third largest newspaper in India. Faith News section updated every Friday.
  • Vatican News website

The number of prisons in the U.S. has exploded from nearly 500 in the 1970s to almost 2,000 today, becoming a source of business for the architects who design them. But some in the profession are urging fellow architects to stop designing solitary confinement units in prison, saying that doing so perpetuates human rights abuses. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent David Tereshchuk reports.

The post Architects designing for prisons confront ethical questions appeared first [...]

Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Source: PBS Religion and Ethics

By David Tereshchuk

Imagine you're an architect. Your assignment? To design a prison.

Heaven knows, you're needed. The boom in American prison-construction – a more-than-four-fold growth from 500 to nearly 2000 facilities since the 1970s – has become a (disturbing) wonder of the western world.

You would face challenging ethical questions as a practicing professional. Like … would you, as part of your assignment, be willing to design an execution-chamber? Perhaps not.

Well, that's maybe not [...]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: PBS Religion and Ethics

For centuries, churches have served as gathering places for communities around the world. Now worshippers are also gathering in a digital space. Here's a look at how an innovative church is connecting people in the 21st century.

The post Hashtag Blessed appeared first on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: PBS Religion and Ethics
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