Markkula Center of Applied Ethics


How do students' religious affiliations inform (or not inform) their views on issues in sexual ethics? That was the issue Jessica Coblentz, a senior at Santa Clara University, sought to explore as a 2007-08 Hackworth Fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Coblentz's project had two prongs: 1) A series of student-led panel discussions for undergraduates on some of the most crucial issues in sexual ethics, and 2) More than 30 one-on-one interviews with students from many faith traditions about these issues.

Her reports on the individual panels and on her overall research are available here.

Faith, Sex, and Ethics at Santa Clara University: Final Report

Premarital Sex, Faith, and the SCU Student

Homosexuality and Religion

Finding the Ethics of a Hook-up Culture
Sexual Ethics Vary Among Catholic Students

Hackworth Fellowships are awarded to Santa Clara University seniors to promote ethical reflection and reflective ethical action among their undergraduate peers. They are supported by a gift from Michael and Joan Hackworth.

June 2008

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