Private Prisons Reversal Signals Tide of Injustice

Jermaine McDonald worries whether the reversal of the Obama-era private prisons ban signals a justice department on the verge of increasing incarceration.

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ON DEMAGOGUES AND PROPHETS

Featured contributor John E. Senior reflects on the distinction between the prophet and the demagogue in the age of Donald Trump.

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Biblical Women for Whom We Can Say #ShePersisted

Jermaine McDonald highlights three women in the Bible who exemplify pushing beyond social barriers that would deny them justice and righteousness in honor of #ShePersisted.

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Trump Perfect Candidate for Antiheroic America

Jermaine McDonald argues that Donald Trump signifies an antiheroic America committed to national narcissism, psychopathy, and winning at any cost.

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Watering “Strange Fruit” Trees: Flint and the Lack of Catholic Solidarity

By refusing to engage in the vulgarities of such systemic violence, particularly in our own churches, we forget our executed God, and his complete identification with those who suffer. It is about time that we get vulgar in precisely the ways our theological traditions lend themselves to. If we do not, we too are responsible for watering those trees that bear ‘strange fruit.’

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In Drones We Trust: The Moral Impact of Drone Warfare

Bradley Burroughs argues the U.S. drone program cultivates a moral callousness to the remote destruction of enemy and innocent alike, that should give Christians moral qualms.

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Podcast Episode 6 – Stand Your Ground Culture

In the sixth episode of the Symposium Ethics Podcast, host Jermaine McDonald speaks with Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas about her latest book, “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God,” on the one-year anniversaries of a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the three-second shooting of Tamir Rice by police officers on a playground in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Drones, Moral Injury, and Christian Ethics

Dr. Joe Wiinikka-Lydon (Denison University) argues that the impact of drone warfare causes moral injury not just to operators but this who live under their constant threat.

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Black Bodies Remain in Peril in America

Dr. Jermaine McDonald explains why a school officer slamming down a noncompliant black teenage girl is just the latest evidence of Black bodies in peril.

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#KellyOnOurMind

We, the editors of Symposium Ethics (and as former residents of the state of Georgia), stand in solidarity with Kelly

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Symposium Ethics Podcast Episode 2

#PoliticsofJesús In the second episode of the Symposium Ethics Podcast, host Jermaine McDonald speaks with Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Professor of

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Symposium Ethics Podcast Episode 1

#BlackLivesMatter In the inaugural episode of the Symposium Ethics Podcast, two of the co-managing editors of Symposium Ethics, Drs. Jermaine McDonald

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