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Programs - Ethics & Public Policy Center


American Religious Freedom

EPPC’s American Religious Freedom program is devoted to protecting and strengthening the inherent religious freedoms of Americans of all faiths. Read More.


Bioethics and American Democracy

EPPC’s program on Bioethics and American Democracy works to clarify our responsibilities to the future by encouraging much needed moral and political deliberation on emerging biotechnologies—from cloning to stem-cell research to reproductive technologies to human enhancement and beyond. Read More.


Catholic Studies

As an integral part of the Ethics and Public Policy Center for more than twenty-five years, the Catholic Studies program explores the many connections between Catholicism and public life and seeks to clarify and deepen knowledge of modern Catholic social thought. Read More.


The Constitution, the Courts, and the Culture

The proper role of the courts in construing the Constitution is one of the most hotly contested issues in American society. EPPC’s program on The Constitution, the Courts, and the Culture, under the direction of EPPC President Edward Whelan, explores these competing conceptions and promotes principles of constitutional originalism and judicial restraint. Read More.


Economics and Ethics

EPPC’s Economics and Ethics Program, under the direction of EPPC Fellow John D. Mueller, traces the relation of modern economic theory to its Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman origins, formulates its practical application to personal, family, and political economy, and explores the interaction of economics, philosophical worldviews, and religious faith. Read More.


Evangelicals in Civic Life

EPPC’s Evangelicals in Civic Life program, under the direction of EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie, researches the role the evangelical community plays in American politics and public life. Read More.


The Faith Angle Forum

EPPC’s Faith Angle Forum, directed by EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie, aims to strengthen reporting and commentary on how religious believers, religious convictions, and religiously grounded moral arguments affect American politics and public life. Read More.


Health and Entitlement Reform

EPPC’s Program on Health and Entitlement Reform, led by EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta, addresses the most significant threat to the long-term prosperity of the United States: the exploding costs of the nation’s entitlement programs, led by spending on health care. Read More.


History and Civics Education Initiative

EPPC’s History and Civics Education Initiative, directed by EPPC Senior Fellow Bruce Cole, addresses the problem of history and civic illiteracy among K-12 students. Read More.


Science, Technology, and Society

EPPC’s program on Science, Technology, and Society studies the moral, political, philosophical, and social questions posed by modern science and technology. Read More.