Justice: A Journey in Moral Reasoning

"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream." (Amos 5:24)

Prophets and other biblical writers emphasize the theme of justice. Micah proclaims that one of the three things God requires of us is to "do justice."

Justice: A Journey in Moral Reasoning is a new television series and interactive Web site created by Harvard University in partnership with WGBH Boston that will provide an opportunity to explore the concept of justice.

These new tools will take participants and viewers inside the course, Justice taught by Michael Sandel each year. This course in moral and political philosophy has been taken by some 14,000 Harvard students.

Justice: A Journey in Moral Reasoning will premiere on public television stations nationwide in mid-September. Check local listings. The publicity states that the series will be available online in the middle of September.

The series will give viewers the opportunity to join in discussion and grapple with difficult ethical questions posed by the professor and students during each session.

The Justice interactive Web site will host discussions and debates with participants from around the world.

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, a related book by Sandel will be released on September 15.

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