These are arranged according to areas of applied ethics. The initial listing is embryonic and indicative. The expectation is that it will increase every week and month as it draws on experience of interested site-users across the world.

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Is it ever right to experiment on animals? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zmz7p  (10 mins)

Is it morally acceptable to kill animals for food? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HAMk_ZYO7g&list=PLtKNX4SfKpzWO2Yjvkp-hMS0gTI948pIS  (9 mins)

Positive and negative effects of hunting http://study.com/academy/lesson/positive-negative-effects-of-hunting.html  (20 mins) sample high school lesson –purchase necessary for full access

Speciesism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEVYaAtXDe0  (2 mins) An assertion of animal rights

Animal rights universal declaration? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2egxJ1YYKF4  (4 mins)

Animal rearing for traditional medicines  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DKVWfQrut-k  (30 mins) Al Jazeera report on changing Chinese attitudes.

A Vegan view of leather  http://www.peta.org/videos/cows-took-skin-back/  (1 min)

Blessing of the Animals http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/5/#32743  (5 mins) St Francis of Assisi then and now

Are vegetarians healthier? (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kaDWPED_U

Pros and cons of vegan and vegetarian diets. (7 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_E3iMrq-UA

Should we be vegetarian? (8 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnxPdAelqvo


Nine pieces of practical advice

Bullying. No Way! Australian schools videos on bullying https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/Resources/Videos

Bullying. No Way! Australian schools teaching resources on bullying https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/Resources/TeachingResources



Is war increasing or diminishing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbuUW9i-mHs  (6 mins)

Sesame Street with Robin Williams:Conflict (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl3e-OUnavQ

How many countries has Britain invaded? (16 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t86J_zZjjq4

Noam Chomsky on the war crimes of US presidents (11 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BXtgq0Nhsc

Non-violence and peace movements: crash course world history. (13 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP-mv5IjFzY

War and human nature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NIgqS47m5k  (10.5 mins)

10 talks on achieving peace http://www.ted.com/playlists/22/the_road_to_peace  (5 – 20 mins) Topics include Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan; non-violent action;  being son of a terrorist; playing World Peace Game

The meaning of peace in the Qur’an http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/4/#33083  (4 mins)

Arms trade

When is it right to go to war? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zmnr8 (10 mins)

https://iai.tv/video/the-morality-of-war Are we responsible for protecting western values? A panel of four discuss the relevance of morality in foreign affairs. (50 mins)

The global arms trade is booming. (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfyqhJmGIk

Top 10 largest weapons selling countries (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqGj0gZM3gE

A rough guide to the UK arms trade (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGh5z3vYQs4

Specific conflicts


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HProiNnmGwI  (25 mins) An Arab perspective


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQPlREDW-Ro  (5 mins)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wo2TLlMhiw  (12 mins) History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceCOhdgRBoc  (26 mins) Lobby by Young Friends of Israel

Chomsky on Palestine and Israel (13 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n7hQKYh94g

Israel-Palestine Conflict: a brief history (10 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU

Northern Ireland

Why Ireland split. (12 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCJMQgfHXNI

Northern Ireland’s troubles. (25 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZM-OC0p9us


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13vuJrwpZgQ  (2.5 mins) Conscientious objection to the draft

World War 1

The conscientious objectors of WW1 - a set of short clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-35841107/the-conscientious-objectors-of-ww1

World War One at home: conscientious objectors - several longer clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xl7mk


Attraction of violent extremist groups to young people https://www.ted.com/talks/erin_marie_saltman_how_young_people_join_violent_extremist_groups_and_how_to_stop_them?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2017-09-09&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=top_left_button (12 mins)

Religion’s role in the face of terrorism  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/19/#28019  (9 mins)

http://www.ted.com/talks/gordon_brown_on_global_ethic_vs_national_interest  (17 mins) With reference to economics, the environment and more generally where does the priority lie – nationally or globally?

What is the definition of terrorism? (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3XzlmwYnXE


Arms trade http://www.ted.com/talks/samantha_nutt_the_real_harm_of_the_global_arms_trade  (14 mins)

Land mines (6 mins)

Remote controlled weaponry  http://www.ted.com/talks/pw_singer_on_robots_of_war  (16 mins) use of robots and drones in warfare

Non-lethal weapons http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_coleman_the_moral_dangers_of_non_lethal_weapons  (18 mins) Moral issues in use of weapons such as tear gas, pepper spray and taser.


Some factual claims regarding the death penalty  http://www.factslides.com/s-Death-Penalty

What are the rights and wrongs of the death penalty? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zmps1  (10 mins)

The state of capital punishment (1 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zTbPLqqapw

Death Penalty Information Center - assorted resources https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/video-clips


Human Rights - general

The Story of Human Rights (10 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh3BbLk5UIQ

Human rights in two minutes (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew993Wdc0zo

What are the universal human rights? (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDgIVseTkuE


Moral issues in Europe’s migrant crisis http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/15/#29286  (7 mins) Stretching the capacity of immediate neighbours.

Seeking asylum  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/fighting-suppression (5 min)

What is asylum and how does it work? (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD-GlTseGSI

Asylum, human rights and international law (14 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0x8xef6euM

Immigration 101 (1 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGftwNQ_LXI

How does asylum work in the UK? (2 mins) https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/mar/07/how-does-asylum-in-the-uk-work-video


Defining poverty https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U5qig9HIJ7k  (3.5 mins)

Who owns the world’s wealth? (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVWd5udOTXg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoyioIdhAmg  (5.5 mins)

What is money? (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01IusDeSPE4

The link between extreme weather and extreme poverty http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2016/11/14/breaking-the-link-between-extreme-weather-and-extreme-poverty

What is money? (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpMB0Qhnp7E

Creating ethical cultures in business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzicXbnmllc  (8 mins)

Pay day lending  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2016/06/03/august-28-2015-payday-lenders/26860/  (8.5 mins)  Report from Alabama


Some factual claims about sustainable development  http://www.factslides.com/s-Sustainable-Development

http://www.ted.com/talks/james_hansen_why_i_must_speak_out_about_climate_change  (18mins)  The moral force of evidence

Biodiversity https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/where-trade-threatens-biodiversity  (4 mins)

Dumping of waste  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/explorer/videos/death-by-zip-code/  (4 mins) Death from where you live

Plastic pollution in Hawai’i (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGBpHYLNtRA

Plastic in the ocean (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZS3Vh4lfI


How does gender stereotyping affect boys and girls? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyFKYc4aTVI  (15 mins)

Barriers to women being equal to men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayj9EVc2ZLI  (45 mins)

Sexualisation of woman in media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebIKsjg6m9w  (8 mins)

Commercial sexualisation of children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTrE8bkWWFI  (8 mins)

Lands, Houses of Widows Stolen by Relatives in Zimbabwe https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/19/widows-land-and-power (4 mins)

Lesbian, Gay. Bi-sexual and Transgender rights becoming mainstream http://www.petertatchellfoundation.org/videos  (65 mins)

Harry Enfield. Women: know your limits! (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w

Yes Minister. Positive discrimination in theory and practice. (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhZRDoGZg00

What is gender? (9 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seUVb7gbrTY



Some facts https://m.youtube.com/watch?v+vWKqe  and comments

Pro-voice rather than Pro-life or Pro-choice http://www.ted.com/talks/aspen_baker_a_better_way_to_talk_about_abortion  (11 mins)


The medical context https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao8L-0nSYzg (6 mins)

Antibiotics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI4e2_HOzcs  (30 mins)  Anti-microbial resistance as discussed at World Health Organisation 2016 Conference on the Social Good

Digital addiction http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/7/#29965  (7.5 mins)  Taking a break.


Advances in genetic engineering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAhjPd4uNFY  (16 mins)

The need for ground rules in bio-engineering  http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_root_wolpe_it_s_time_to_question_bio_engineering  (20 mins)

The ethics of gene testing http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/18/#26356  (6 mins)

Birth Control

The challenge of overpopulation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBT5EQt348  (10 mins)

Human population through time (7 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUwmA3Q0_OE

Coerced sterilisations (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTGwxh3EHlY


Living with dead bodies for weeks http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/160311-ngm-indonesian-death-ritual  (4 mins)

Looking at the fact that we will die http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_saul_let_s_talk_about_dying  (14 mins)


http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/euthanasia-playing-god  (4 mins) Friends arguing about assisted suicide

Gene patenting

http://www.ted.com/talks/tania_simoncelli_should_you_be_able_to_patent_a_human_gene  (18 mins) The ethics of DNA patenting




Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent (9 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBWfkE7BXU

Noam Chomsky on propaganda terms in the media (10 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmoXze-Higc

How false news can spread. (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSKGa_7XJkg

How real is fake news? (10 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcCIzjz9_s

Who owns the media? (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awRRPPE3V5Q


How to identify and challenge questionable information Four separate talks https://www.ted.com/playlists/555/how_navigate_questionable_information

The threat to personal, political and social information flow  from algorythms deployed by advertisers or partisan politicians.(23 mins) https://www.ted.com/talks/zeynep_tufekci_we_re_building_a_dystopia_just_to_make_people_click_on_ads

Internet: Use and abuse of the Dark Web https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzN4WGPC4kc  (14 mins) 



Noam Chomsky on Neoliberalism and Democracy (7 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBzSLu3MZ6I

What is direct action? (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3QfoWcVcPI

Democracy: a short introduction (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6jgWxkbR7A

So, what is democracy anyway? (13 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCJhSuLdok

Why vote? (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFpCNhHA4Mk

Why vote? (3 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5PqRRvl30w

Why should I vote? (2 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Lv-0LQN-A


Doll test  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkpUyB2xgTM  (9 mins)

Black and shopping  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAkDHuimJRc  (8 mins)

How racist are you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MYHBrJIIFU  (45 mins)

Black History before Slavery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJy2oh3E_Xo (63 mins)

https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/lessons-truth-and-reconciliation-process-21st-century-challenges  (75 mins) Desmond Tutu lecture + discussion, applying process of overcoming apartheid to conflict resolution in Middle East

Denying the Holocaust http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/5/#32763  (3.5 mins)

Bayo Akomolafe – How I am unlearning my whiteness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvqrI6MhI_Q

Jay Smooth – How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbdxeFcQtaU

Leonard Gentle – The Starting Point is to Take a Moral Position on the Question of Inequality - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lJanse16wI

Desmond Tutu in conversation about Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Healing: Lessons from South Africa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOaSbGD7Was

Dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu on compassion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it0hR5cpHLg

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela – Forgiveness is possible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-tuebW-9D8


World Parliament of Religions http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/21/#27558  (2 mins)  Focus of 2015 conference

Religion and politics  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/video/page/13/#29636  (7.5 mins) A former US senator – and Christian – reflects on a major change in what is regarded as normal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVWOst7CfQs  (15.5 mins) Palestinians: Would you marry a Jew?

How to show unity across different religions? (12 mins) https://www.ted.com/talks/nabila_alibhai_why_people_of_different_faiths_are_painting_their_houses_of_worship_yellow

A Jewish Rabbi on doing religion differently (16.5 mins) https://www.ted.com/talks/sharon_brous_it_s_time_to_reclaim_and_reinvent_religion


Collection of documentaries http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/original-sin-sex/video-gallery  Clips and full length indexed as ‘Original Sin’

Rape http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/rape-human-nature (3mins) Is it ‘only human nature after all’?

A Muslim argues for freedom to punish homosexual activity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkJcBVX_0vI  (10 mins)


Sport as a vehicle for moral education? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHEntRq9k20  (8 mins)

Sport – an Integrity Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8LBJxLPG0  (4 mins)

Winning with integrity. Leadership in sports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX4Nvd8olx4  (75 mins)

Business and Ethics in Sports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EJmWo3qHCk  (75 mins)

Sport – Gender Issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXhQDB-_dJ4  (3mins), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luadmO7Cugc  (5 mins)

Sport – Sexualisation of female athlete https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DveUbzcBe0A  (7 mins)

Sport – documentary on Female in media coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVqHsMP-GTM  (57 mins)

Sponsorship and cheating in sport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDtI__EoVoE  (5 mins) 

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