Famine and Global Policy: An Interview with Joseph Fletcher

Article by George R. Lucas, Jr.

Social ethicist Joseph Fletcher — author of Situation Ethics, Morals and Medicine and The Ethics of Genetic Control — is a visiting professor of medical ethics at the University of Virginia Medical School and at the Texas Medical Center’s Institute of Religion and Human Development. Q.: CALIFORNIA biologist Garrett Hardin has been the most recent …

Homes for the Unwanted

Article by Robert Joe Stout

Marie, a 14-year-old runaway, stumbled into a San Francisco-area all-night restaurant and begged the night manager, “Please let me call my church.” She thumbed through the Yellow Pages, found the number, deposited the two dimes the manager had given her, and dialed. The minister of a small Pentecostal church answered. She explained that she was …

No One is Disposable: The Fight Against Slavery in the New Global Economy

Article by Graham Kelder

According to the Exodus story, the Egyptians had begun to fear that the Israelite people living in Egypt had grown more numerous and powerful than the Egyptians themselves. To prevent these Israelites from joining Egypt’s enemies, fighting against the Egyptians, and escaping from the land, the Egyptians set taskmasters over them to oppress them with …