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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Lewis

Five news events chosen to stimulate moral debates and develop SMSC values


Climate Change:

The moral issue that might be debated in the context of climate change is the responsibility of individuals, companies, and governments in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the planet. Some may argue that it is the responsibility of all people to reduce their carbon footprint and support sustainable practices, while others may believe that it is the responsibility of large corporations and governments to lead the way.


Income Inequality:

The moral issue that might be debated in the context of income inequality is the distribution of wealth and resources in society. Some may argue that everyone should have access to the same opportunities and resources, regardless of their socio-economic status, while others may believe that success and wealth are the result of individual effort and merit.


Immigration:

The moral issue that might be debated in the context of immigration is the treatment of individuals who cross national borders, seeking asylum or better economic opportunities. Some may argue that it is the responsibility of receiving countries to welcome and support refugees and migrants, while others may believe that national borders should be protected to preserve cultural identities and protect citizens.


Capital Punishment:

The moral issue that might be debated in the context of capital punishment is the use of the death penalty as a form of punishment for serious crimes. Some may argue that it is a necessary tool to deter crime and provide justice to victims and their families, while others may believe that it is inhumane and violates the right to life.


Animal Rights:

The moral issue that might be debated in the context of animal rights is the treatment of non-human species and their welfare. Some may argue that animals should be treated with the same respect and dignity as humans, and that their exploitation for food, clothing, or entertainment is wrong, while others may believe that animals are a resource to be used for human benefit.

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