The Institute for Practical Ethics has announced the 2018 Patricia Hollingsworth prize for best undergraduate essay in ethics. Cick here to learn more

Professor Willis Jenkins will give a talk entitled "The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet" at Boston College, Thursday February 22. See below for details. 

Professor Nichole Flores was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter in an article about how Catholics in Charlottesville are dealing with racism in the church and the community: Charlottesville Catholics challenged to confront sin of racism.

Professor Kathleen Flake was interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition about the naming of the new leader of the Mormon Church: Mormon Church Names Russell M. Nelson As New Leader.

Read Professor Charles Marsh's recently published article, "The NRA's Assault on Christian Faith and Practice," in Religion and Politics.

Read Professor Sonam Kachru's response to Kevin Schilbrack's Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto, "Provincializing Philosophy of Religions, and Beyond," online at Syndicate.

Professor of religious studies Jalane Schmidt is featured in the Chronicle's list of people who made a difference in higher ed this year. Read the article here

Christopher Watkins reviews Kevin Hart's newest book, Poetry and Revelation, in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read the review here

The Institute for Practical Ethics & Public Life


The Patricia Hollingsworth Prizes in Ethics

Awarded for the Best Undergraduate Essays in Ethics

First place: $1,000

Second Place: $750

Honorable mention: $350

Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Submit essays electronically, as Word documents, to

Subject: Essays may address any applied or theoretical topic or issue in ethics, and may be historical, philosophical, theological, literary, etc. Revised class papers may be submitted—indicate the title of the course and the instructor for the course.

Length: 1,500-3,000 words (longer essays are acceptable)

Awards will be presented at a ceremony in April, 2018