Cedarville University is launching a new Graduate Certificate in Bioethics. The Graduate Certificate is for healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists), who are daily confronted with challenges to ethical and compassionate practice. Pastors, hospital chaplains, and social workers also need such training, as they often serve on the... View Article
The Fall Edition of CedarEthics Online, our Web-based journal of top undergraduate student papers in bioethics, is now available. This edition features two new contributions : 1) Tia Zirkle’s piece, “The Tao and the Art of Feminine Beauty,” is a thoughtful reflection on Elizabeth Elliot, C.S. Lewis, natural law, and... View Article
As we begin the New Year, I have mixed feelings about the ethical direction of American society – a curious combination of unease and hope. Unease, because it appears that Congress and the courts are increasing their efforts to devalue human life and to attack the family. But I also... View Article
Prestigious scholar Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. She was informed last December that she was to receive Notre Dameâ€™s Laetare Medal at the university’s annual Commencement exercises, a great honor that she was looking forward to.... View Article
The Center for Bioethics Web site has undergone a make-over. We have made a number of changes to make the site more user-friendly. CedarEthics is now home to both the CedarEthics Podcast and the Director’s blog. We include more photos of students and faculty engaging in activities related to bioethics.... View Article
This blog is now the companion Web site for the CedarEthics Podcast, a commentary on contemporary issues in bioethics, with news, interviews, analysis, and music. For a preview, just click on the player below.
This Web log reflects my own views about human life, and what gives each one of us dignity and value. In spite of new biotechnologies and the marvels brought about by medical science, the basics of our existence haven’t changed throughout history. What does it mean to be human? Those... View Article