Signs of the times

The new trend toward ethics and morals is not primarily a swing back to biblical authority, but it is a challenge to the "everything is relative" brand of conduct of recent years.

Ethical issues are being probed, assessed, and evaluated in almost every aspect of society. Books dealing with ethics as applied to specific fields are flooding the professions. And there is renewed interest shown by schools and universities in having students develop ethical standards.

The extent of this movement and the concern felt in the United States about ethics and morals are illustrated by this excerpt from a recent issue of the Hastings Center Report: "There is not a single field or discipline in which questions of ethics are not coming to the fore, and with that movement an attendant interest in the teaching of ethics in those fields—law, business, environment, journalism, public policy, and the social sciences, to mention only a few."

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Please, God—thank you, God
October 9, 1978

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