The Centre for Effective Altruism — Combining Empathy with Evidence

Our Mission: To foster projects which use evidence and analysis to help others as much as possible. Our Vision: A world where everyone is healthy, happy, fulfilled and free. Combining Empathy with Evidence Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the….

Pope Francis @ Congress | full video & text | best bits

The full video and text (thank you PBS), plus video excerpts of our favorite bits. And everything the world knows about Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. Full Video Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of….

Practical Ethics

Welcome to Practical Ethics where you can find daily ethical analysis of news events written by authors drawn from students and researchers in four centres based at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and from our visitors and guest authors. We focus on current events with practical ethical relevance, including developments in science and technology, environmental policy,….

Fields of blood : religion & the history of violence 

From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. With deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world’s great traditions, taking us on an astonishing journey from prehistoric….

Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind is about one of the hottest topics in the sciences: morality. It’s about how we evolved to live in moral “matrices,” which bind us together around sacred values and then blind us to the truth. It’s about righteousness, moral diversity, politics and religion. As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social….