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  Apr 23, 2014   |   Last update: April 22, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

Is A Movement for Global Justice Possible?

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by Wayne McCormack This poignant statement from Bill Moyers is 10 years old but should resonate powerfully today: Ideas have power – as long as they are not frozen in doctrine. But ideas need legs. The eight-hour day, the minimum wage, the conservation of natural resources and the protection of ... Read this post »

The Sole Superpower’s Struggle with Good and Evil

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By Wayne McCormack Human beings seem to be hard-wired to think in terms of good and evil. That tendency has contributed to the violence of our world as fundamentalists viewed history as a cosmic struggle between good and evil. Less extreme, but still problematic, are some of the polemics that are ... Read this post »

Human Trafficking is Our Personal Shame

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by Wayne McCormack On January 10, 2014, the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted a workshop on human trafficking. In teaching this subject for the past few years, I have been deeply moved by some 25-year-old male law students near tears after seeing portrayals in ... Read this post »

Dominant Nations and War Crimes?

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By Samantha Smith To prevent atrocities occurring during war, dominant world forces must provide more leadership in limiting the consequences of warfare. In the law of armed conflict, several principles have been found across all nations and time periods, seeking to protect non-combatants to hostilities, wounded soldiers, and prisoners ... Read this post »

Who We Are

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By Jenica Maxwell In 1988, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis ran for President against Republican nominee George H. W. Bush. On October 13, 1988, the two faced off in a televised event. Dukakis’s answer, to the first question asked, ranked fourth on Time Magazine’s ... Read this post »

Why Are Women Still Dying to Give Birth?

Cullen Archer, Class of 2015 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is a Fellow with the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.
by Cullen Archer In Medicine, a physician may simply treat their patient’s symptoms.  However, to cure their patient, a physician must diagnose and treat the disease causing those symptoms.  The same principle can be applied to the problem of women’s health care in developing countries.  Disparate treatment of women, especially pregnant ... Read this post »
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