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Author and religious scholar B. Jill Carroll explores contemporary ethical questions and the lenses we can use to examine them. Four Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 27, and April 3 (NOTE: The program guide reflects different dates -- the above dates are correct.)
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Series: $80 ($60 Jung Center members)
$25 ($20 Jung Center members) Engage in an organic conversation about how we might apply guiding ethical principles to emerging situations in contemporary life. Usually our ability to do something (clone living things, alter DNA, build a bomb to destroy the world, etc.) far outstrips our deliberation about whether or not doing it would be moral or ethical. The first lecture (March 6) will feature an introduction to broad ethical approaches and principles. Each of the three remaining lectures will focus on one of these emerging areas of ethical inquiry: March 13: just war theory (in light of terrorism); March 27: environmental ethics (especially animal rights); April 3: economic justice (including the distribution of wealth, power, etc.). Jill Carroll, PhD, is a freelance writer and scholar in religious studies. She worked until 2009 as an adjunct associate professor in religious studies at Rice University, where she also directed the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance for five years. She is the author of The Savage Side: Reclaiming Violent Models of God and A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gulen's Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse. Her website is jillcarroll.com.
Click here to register for this series.If you would like to register for individual lectures in the series, please call The Jung Center at 713.524.8253 x13.