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Technology – Hydrofracking (2012)

Posted on July 31, 2014

(Acknowledging both the JCPA and RA resolutions on this subject which are the basis for this resolution) Background Energy independence is an environmentally sound precept and should be pursued. In Genesis 2:15, God commands us “to work the earth and to protect it” (l’ovdah ul’shomrah), and in the rich tradition of laws based on Deuteronomy Continue Reading »

Technology – Technical Assistance (1966)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Technical Assistance Programs (1966) “He who sustains a human being is as though he sustains the whole world.” – The Talmud One of the most encouraging evidences of progress in international morality has been the willingness of nations to share skills and resources with other peoples. Because of our concern for human welfare throughout the Continue Reading »

Terrorism (1998)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Terrorism (Amended) (1998) Terrorism is an international offensive, an open declared war against civilized society. No longer a marginal problem for the civilized world, it is a growing international threat to the peace and stability of all legitimate states. Terrorism is the moral justification of murder, not merely as a means to an end, but Continue Reading »

Technology – Therapeutic Cloning Research (1982)

Posted on October 3, 2013

We live in a remarkable period of exponential discovery and achievement, particularly in the sciences. Greater understanding of DNA and cellular science offer the hope of treating many grave diseases as well as deterioration that comes with aging. These scientific advances must be accompanied by consideration for the moral dimensions of this research and experimentation. Continue Reading »

Torture (2006)

Posted on October 3, 2013

In the contemporary debate over the acceptability of torture as an investigative tool, we must consider carefully the arguments advanced for and against its use in our present day society where we struggle with understanding the extremism and barbarous character of those who use terrorism as weapons of devastation and fear. America must continue to Continue Reading »

Technology – Space Technology (1962)

Posted on October 3, 2013

We commend the United States for sharing its knowledge of space technology for better communications and more accurate weather forecasting with other nations. We urge collaboration among all nations in spreading space knowledge for peaceful pursuits.

Terrorism – Global Terrorism (2004)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Global terrorism is spawned in countries where there is no democracy and where fundamentalists stifle women and intellectuals. Terrorists shun modernity, technology, equality for women, and preach strict adherence and obedience to their fundamentalist philosophy. Terrorists hate those they deem enemies and will do anything to cause chaos, pain, fear and death to accomplish their Continue Reading »

Technology – Genetic Testing and Discrimination (1998)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Recent advances in genetic science have created hopeful new medical possibilities and have raised serious concerns. As researchers race to map the whole human genome and identify mutations which might be predictive of the onset of disease, genetic tests, utilized within a controlled research environment and now commercially available, may determine whether an individual may Continue Reading »

Technology – Cybertechnology and Free Speech (2002)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Cybertechnology can be the means for hate groups to preach to the unconverted, to recruit new members and to reach a vast audience. Extremists can work anonymously and have world-wide impact. While it is difficult to make a definitive connection between hate sites and violent acts, we know that these sites can contribute to an Continue Reading »