The Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary promotes dialogue, research and education on the choices we make together in support of the public good.
While ethics is about the life choices we make, public ethics is about the life choices we make to serve the common good — whether to serve our neighbours across the street or around the world.
In short, the centre’s mission is to help us reclaim the art of political service — of bringing our deepest values and highest convictions to the practice of politics. To fulfill its mission, the centre organizes and participates in events that promote dialogue, research and education on ethical public service.
The mandate of the centre, which began in 1986 as the Institute for Christian Ethics, has evolved to explore secular as well as faith-based ethics.
To read some of our work, please access the online publication Consensus: A Canadian Journal of Public Theology.
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