Should Religious Values Guide Public Policy (Opposing View Point Pamphlet)
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Should Religious Values Guide Public Policy (Opposing View Point Pamphlet) by Leone Bender

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  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12)

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Number of Pages50
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Open LibraryOL11337830M
ISBN 100899089054
ISBN 109780899089058

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Often some religious voices will have more in common with secular voices than they will with other voices within their own religious tradition. But that is as it should be: a multitude of voices from a variety of moral convictions, coalescing around a common moral conviction that seeks to shape the best possible policies for the common weal.   I am not opposed to certain Christian or other religious values influencing the policies of American government. The problem with Gov. Perry’s statement is that he neglects to consider two important elements. First, he neglects consideration of the negative impacts the Christian religion can have on American values and public policy. of the Christian’s voice in public policy debates and in addressing bioethical issues at the bedside? Christians who rely on scripture to guide belief, and on belief to guide behavior, often make a case for believers to discern public policy norms from scripture and thence for those believers to seek an influential voice in public policy. What should religion's role be? Religion in industrialized countries often appears as a private, personal matter while issues of social justice are worked out in a secular public sphere. But increasingly both policymakers and religious leaders are becoming aware of the role religious values play at the local, national and international levels.

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This is still true. Today, good governments promote literacy, advance just laws, provide religious liberty and allow churches to preach and teach. Good government can serve as a conduit for the furthering of the gospel and human flourishing. Christian witness in the public square contributes transcendent values about moral and ethical issues. This policy for the role of religion in education is driven by the dual mandate of celebrating diversity and building national unity. Values This policy for the role of religion in education flows directly from the Constitutional values of citizenship, human rights, equality, freedom from discrimination, and freedom.   Should Christians be reading the "Harry Potter" books? This question raises huge amounts of debate among Christian experts. Some equate the books with the fantasy novels written by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien while others believe that the books promote the occult through witchcraft and spells. Let's take a closer look at some of the arguments surrounding these seven books. You will find that religious actors are not reticent in coming forward with ideas, resources and proposals aimed at public policy change. Citizens of a religious background not only have a right to participate in the policy-making process but have valuable contributions to .