Entrepreneurs and Society: Ethics and Responsibility (Video)

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In the following one minute video, Dutch economist and philosopher Ingrid Robeyns shares some brief thoughts on the intersection of entrepreneurship and society.Noting that entrepreneurs are important to society, Robeyns has two tips for entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs:1. If you choose to start a business, address an issue that is an important challenge facing society over the next decade.2. If you are successful, use that opportunity to give something back to … [Read more...]

Homosexuality is Still Not a Sin.

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Author's Note: The following is a significant revision and expansion of my earlier post "Homosexuality is Not a Sin." This update is part of Queer Pioneer Week at Approaching Justice. “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin." I see this phrase a lot. It is no longer particularly clever. In some cases it is harmful and wrong. Well, at least when used in reference to homosexuality and I have rarely heard it used outside the context of discussions about homosexuality. The primary reason t … [Read more...]

Announcing Queer Pioneer Week

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Today, is National Coming Out Day.No, I am not coming out.However, I want to announce what will be happening here at Approaching Justice. Starting tomorrow, and going through next Friday, Approaching Justice will have an array of posts about gender, gay rights, and homosexuality.I am calling it Queer Pioneer Week.A year ago today, I spoke as a candidate for office to the National Coming Out Day gathering at the United Church of Christ in Casper, WY. Much of what you will read at … [Read more...]

Atheist or Agnostic?

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Today, I am writing on Atheism, Jean Bodin, and John Rawls. I bet you are pumped about that post!Anyways, it made me think of this video from the folks at Big Think.Neil deGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium.My favorite quote from the following clip is this: And some will say, well, that's -- "You're not being fair to the fact that they're actually the same thing." No, they're not the same thing, and I'll tell you why. Atheists I know who proudly wear the badge … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice Quote of the Day 9/20/13

Extreme Poverty Peter Singer

Each morning at the Approaching Justice: Faith and Social Justice Facebook Page, I will be sharing the Approaching Justice Quote of the Day. Today's quote comes from Peter Singer of Princeton University.Please, "like" the Approaching Justice Facebook Page and support Approaching Justice by sharing items from the page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice Quote of the Day 9/19/13

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Each morning at the Approaching Justice: Faith and Social Justice Facebook Page, I will be sharing the Approaching Justice Quote of the Day. Our inaugural quote comes from Prof. Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary and Princeton University. I will archive those quotes and pictures here each night.Please, "like" the Approaching Justice Facebook Page and support Approaching Justice by sharing items from the page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

This is Why I am A Feminist

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Few people have influenced my life's philosophical work than that of the political philosopher Susan Moller Okin. However, I am not a feminist because of Susan Moller Okin.If you follow this blog, you know I love sharing clips featuring the philosopher Judith Butler. See here, here, and here. As I said on one of posts, "...my work and thought is very different from that of Butler. However, her approach to gender continues to fascinate me..." Yet, I am not a feminist because of Judith … [Read more...]


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