Ethics of Care

Born and bred in feminist thinking, in the last decennia the ethics of care has developed into a critical normative ethical approach with many ramifications but one central interest: to put the concept of care into the centre of ethical reflection because care is the (often neglected but) hidden core and motor of humane coexistence. Currently the Ethics of Care-approach is used by scholars who are scattered over different disciplines, countries and religious and scientific traditions. Goals of this interest group includes: 1) Approaching contemporary problems in religion and society through the lens of ‘care’ is of great interest for a more humane society in different areas. 2) It will allow us to connect the inspiration and wisdom of our religious traditions with pivotal topics (political, institutional, social, spiritual etc) that ask for our scholarly attention. 3) It is an excellent opportunity to learn from each other as different scientific disciplines; more than once interdisciplinary work has proved to be a major contributor to renewal of scientific paradigms.

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Ethics of Care