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Tobias Winright is associate professor of theological and health care ethics at Saint Louis University. His articles on policing span 25 years, with several included in his forthcoming book “Serve and Protect: Selected Essays on Just Policing.” He is working on a new book, “Just and Unjust Policing: Christian Ethics and Law Enforcement.”
Police officers in Atlanta kneel with protesters on June 1, following a white police officer’s killing of George Floyd, an African American, in Minneapolis on May 25. (CNS photo/Dustin Chambers, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Tobias Winright
Law enforcement in the United States has been tainted by racism, writes Tobias Winright, but we can reimagine and cultivate a new culture of ”just policing.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Tobias Winright
The costs of medicine in the United States are addressed in different, though complementary, ways in two new books on broken U.S. health care.
FaithFaith and Reason
Tobias Winright
Did Pope Francis depart from Scripture and tradition in declaring the death penalty "inadmissible"? Or was his declaration rooted deeply in both?
A U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Tobias Winright
I humbly exhort you to listen to and follow your conscience during these stormy times.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Tobias Winright

In the wake of repeated mass shootings, most recently at a school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, many of us are asking what resources are available to educators to address questions of gun violence and gun control. In my experience teaching social ethics, I have found that Pope John XXIII’s social encyclical “Pacem in Terris” generates important insights that are relevant to the current debate.