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.
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.”
Calls to “defund“ the police gained traction during last year‘s protests against racial injustice, writes Tobias Winright, but cities like New York are now taking a more careful look at public safety.
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.”