Who we are

The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly work in Christian ethics and in the relation of Christian ethics to other traditions of ethics, and to social, economic, political and cultural problems; to encourage and improve the teaching of these fields in colleges, universities and theological schools; and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally within these general fields.

A non-denominational scholarly association founded in 1959, the Society of Christian Ethics draws its approximately 850 members from the faculties of universities, colleges, and theological schools primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The vitality of the Society of Christian Ethics reflects the maturing academic discipline of Christian ethics.

The SCE promotes research in: the history of ethics and moral theology; theoretical issues relating to the interplay of theology and ethics; methodology in ethical reflection and investigation; and comparative religious ethics. At the same time, the Society addresses, in national and global contexts, problems in applied and professional ethics, and various human-rights and social-justice issues.