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


Nine pieces of practical advice



Is war increasing or diminishing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbuUW9i-mHs  (6 mins)

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)

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edUdMAgPNvg  (4.5 mins) A first look

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


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)

2001 Attack on Twin Towers  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/remembering-911  (4.5 mins) What actually happened?

2005 Bombs on London bus and tube http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/77 (10 mins) Retrospective after 10 years.

Extremist or terrorist?  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/extremists  (10 min) 2 men fighting over the difference

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?


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.


Criminal responsibility  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/criminal-make  (5 mins) Psychological determinants of criminal behaviour and individual; freedom and responsibility

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

Death Row http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/explorer/videos/death-row/  (3.5 mins)

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


What counts as discrimination? http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com/archive  Crash Course Philosophy 41 Punchy lecture presentation


Responding to boat refugees http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/god-boat  (5mins) film clips from Greek island of Lesbos

Being a refugee: http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/refugee (12 mins) On your own in a strange land Short drama presentation

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)

Oppression in Burma?


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

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

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

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


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/  (4 mins)

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



What actually happens when you have an abortion?

aids, euthanasia, IVF, suicide

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

Freedom of choice to abort http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/world-without-abortion  (5.5 mins) Why it’s right to be able to have an abortion

Why it should be illegal to abort  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/pro-life-vs-pro-choice (3.5 mins)

Some different cultural/religious views on abortion  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/culture-and-abortion  (4 mins)

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)


A global story http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/funding-slavery  (4 mins)

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

Antibiotics http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2016/wha69/topical-discussions/en/  (30 mins)  Anti-microbial resistance as discussed at World Health Organisation 2016 Confereence 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  http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_root_wolpe_it_s_time_to_question_bio_engineering  (20 mins) The need for ground rules in bio-engineering

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

Bioethics https://iai/tv/video/owning-ourselves Are our bodies our property? A four-way philosophical debate in bioethics (42 mins)

Birth Control

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


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

Organ donation

http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/their-shoes-lee-and-lucy  (4 mins) Consent form




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)  


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

How racist are you: Jane Elliott's Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqv9k3jbtYU

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’?

Prostitution  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/paying-sex  (3 mins) What’s involved in the client-prostitute relationship

Life as a prostitute  http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/life-prostitute  (7 mins) One woman’s experience

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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