Pro-mask or anti-mask? Your moral beliefs probably predict your stance

NOVEMBER 22, 2020 BY THE CONVERSATION Moral combat: Do you wear a face mask to show you care about others? Or do you refuse because you believe they defy human nature?Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images By Eugene Y. Chan of Purdue University Governments around the world have recommended or mandated various behaviors to slow the spread of COVID-19. These include staying […]

Far from being anti-religious, faith and spirituality run deep in Black Lives Matter

 SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 BY THE CONVERSATION By Hebah H. Farrag of University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Ann Gleig of University of Central Florida Black Lives Matters (BLM) has been portrayed by its detractors as many things: Marxist, radical, anti-American. Added to this growing list of charges is that it is either irreligious or doing religion wrong. In late […]

Vaccine mandates vs. religious beliefs — the legal arguments for the upcoming coronavirus lawsuits

 SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY THE CONVERSATION A vaccine for COVID-19 may only effectively stop the spread if enough people take it.Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images By Ross D. Silverman of Indiana University The longer COVID-19 rages on, the more the United States appears to be hanging its hopes on the development and rapid, mass distribution of a vaccine. Getting a safe and effective vaccine out to […]