A sociologist explains that the ability to claim transgender identities in India may appear progressive, but this can further marginalize historically stigmatized gender-nonconforming groups.
Over centuries, theory on just war has developed six main criteria for assessing conflicts.
Melville’s epic novel about life aboard a wayward whaling ship holds lessons for the climate crisis today.
A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found.
Punishment for crimes allows a society to express its values, but a theorist of criminal law and punishment argues it could also reinforce prejudicial stereotypes about racial and ethnic groups.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
COVID-19 has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
Christian nationalists are far less likely to be vaccinated than other groups, research has found. Some evangelical leaders are trying to counter vaccine misinformation.
Not everyone wants romantic partnership and many singles find more happiness and autonomy in their solo life.
Even though a House majority voted to impeach, President Trump, the process will likely not be finished before he’s left office. A philosopher argues why the impeachment is an important moral action.
When a decision is made and people don’t get the outcome they want, they often tend to see it as unfair. Here’s why.
Though hypocrites seemingly relinquish their moral authority, the trial against Socrates shows us that our favoritism for public figures is stronger than our judgments of their hypocrisy.
President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive some part of student debt. An ethicist considers what’s fair.
The slave revolt in Berbice, modern-day Guyana, was unusual for its length and near success. So why are so few of the revolt’s documents in the Caribbean nation’s archives?
A philosopher writes about why many of us are feeling tired with the constant onslaught of information coming at us.
Here’s how governments can get more people to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
The CDC has released conflicting messages on masks and transmission of the coronavirus. A scholar explains the nature of trust and why institutions need to be careful.
The pontiff hasn’t changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all.
The lifelong activist and Dominican sister was arrested over 40 times, often with Sister Carol Gilbert, for peaceful actions protesting nuclear weapons.