Tag: ethics

Tony's Chocolonely – serious chocolate!
(January 8, 2013)

Regular readers will know that one of my ’causes’ is ethical chocolate – chocolate that is grown by free farmers who are paid a fair wage, and not by trafficked children working more or less as slaves. (For background, see Ethical chocolate update.) So it was with great delight that I received a weighty package […]

Guns and christians
(December 29, 2012)

Many people have commented these past few weeks on gun ownership in the US. As an Australian, I hesitate to enter into the debate, so I won’t discuss either of the key questions – whether a high level of gun ownership reduces or increases gun deaths, and whether the laws in the US should be […]

Contraception and abortion
(December 26, 2012)

I saw this story a while back but only got around to posting about it now – a study has shown how abortion rates can apparently be more than halved.

Peace and non-violence
(December 17, 2012)

Completing my examination of things we can all learn from the Anabaptists, with the core conviction on peace and non-violence.

Spirituality, justice and money
(December 12, 2012)

Another core Anabaptist conviction to challenge us all.

Obama, ethics and the Christian Right
(November 7, 2012)

So Obama has won, more convincingly than many expected. Many christians will be worried by this, yet there seems to be a number of christians taking a different line.

The journey of a christian pacifist
(October 3, 2012)

I haven’t posted on pacifism and war, but I believe Jesus teaches non-violence, which would make him very opposed to war. Until I do write on the topic, this blog by New Testament scholar Ben Witherington, The Long Journey of a Christian Pacifist, is well worth reading. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Refugees and christians
(September 2, 2012)

When countries are in turmoil or their people are impoverished, many choose, or are forced, to look for a better life, and so become refugees. Australia is an attractive place to seek refuge. Because we are an island nation, many refugees make the often dangerous journey by boat, and increasingly, many perish in the attempt. […]

The Naked Anabaptist
(August 26, 2012)

The Anabaptist are a often forgotten part of the christian church. We know about the split which separated the eastern Orthodox churches from the Roman church. In the west we are more familiar with the Reformation, where the Protestant churches split from the Roman Catholic church. But there was a third group in the Reformation, […]

Christians and Chick-fil-a
(August 4, 2012)

Chick-fil-a is apparently a chain of about 1600 chicken fast food stores in the US. Being an Aussie, I wouldn’t know. But apparently the chain has been in the news recently because of an allegedly anti-gay stance, mainly, as far as I can tell, seen through large donations to christian anti-gay causes. Recently protests by […]