Everyday Ethics

Everyday Ethics


Provocative weekly debate on moral, religious and ethical issues. From BBC Radio Ulster


A Time To Heal  

A day of reflection where we all pause and consider what we did and didn't do during our troubled past. Would that help to heal some very old wounds?

The Morals of Meat  

Is it ethical to continue to use animals for food or should we all become vegan?

The Cult of Celebrity and The Beguines  

Should we all be worshiping celebrities? And, ahead of their time, The Beguines

Love and Polygamy  

What makes a loving relationship? Also, Daphne Bramham on polygamy in Canada

Dying and Truevine  

A discussion on death and Beth Macy on Truevine, a story of 2 brothers sold to the circus

World Population  

Can the world sustain human population growth?

Social Justice, Hunting Poachers and Organ Failure  

Animal conservation, Presbyterians against music and social justice and the Church

Technology and Bishop David Chillingworth  

Are smartphones good for humanity? And Most Rev David Chillingworth looks back.

Inequality and Stolen Girls  

A discussion on inequality in society and Wolfgang Bauer on Nigeria's stolen girls

Male Role Models and Ani Rinchen Khandro  

Why do so few men choose careers that centre on children? And George Best's ex-girlfriend

Election Fallout and Radicalisation  

A discussion on the election and Nazir Afzal on radicalisation

The Power of Prayer and Coptic Christians  

How important is prayer? And Christianity in the Middle East

Grief, Dominicans and Martin Luther  

Coping with grief, the life of a monk and Martin Luther, Catholic Dissdent

Transhumanism and Redemption  

More human than human, Mark O'Connell on Transhumanism and a discussion on justice

What Makes a Relationship Work?  

How can some marriages last a lifetime while in others love turns to ashes?

Have We Reached the Peak of Evolution?  

Professors Tina Beattie, John Brewer and David Wilkinson tackle this tough question.

Religious Violence  

Is religion inherently a force for good, or is it intrinsically violent? Addressing the question for Sunday Sequence, Professor Gordon Campbell from Union Theological College, Michael Nugent from Atheist Ireland, and Dr Raied Al-Wazzan from the Belfast Islamic Centre.

Election Morality, Body Ethics and Refugees  

Should we have a moral obligation to vote? Who owns us? And helping refugees in Sicily.

Regret, Reformation and Rabbie Burns  

What makes an apology, the Reformation and the spirituality Robert Burns

Welfare and Transgender  

A welfare state for the 21st Century and coming out as transgender at age 90

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