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Ethics Commissions
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While nearly all religious and theological traditions have had bodies with authority to address issues of ethics and morality from the standpoint of the tradition, the phenomenon of secular ethics commissions is relatively new, with ethics commissions in their modern form arguably stemming from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Ethics commissions have been convened at various levels (international, national, regional and local) to address a wide range of issues in Europe, North a…

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Aulisio, Mark P., “Ethics Commissions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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