Founded in 1976, the Ethics and Public Policy Center is Washington, D.C.’s premier institute working to apply the riches of the Jewish and Christian traditions to contemporary questions of law, culture, and politics, in pursuit of America’s continued civic and cultural renewal.


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New Publications

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Killing with kindness

James Bowman

On the Left’s anti-Semitism problem.


The New Criterion / December 1, 2023

When Docs Play Deities

George Weigel

Being the object of misplaced worship by the British public seems to have convinced NHS doctors that they are, in fact, God.

Syndicated Column / November 29, 2023

EPPC Scholars Submit Comment Opposing HHS Proposed Rule Requiring “Affirmation” of a Foster Child’s “LGBTQI+…

Rachel N. Morrison

These premises are not only false but are harmful to children in foster care and will undermine religious freedom and parental rights far beyond the foster care context.

PDF / November 29, 2023

HHS Proposes Facilitating Abortions and Medical “Gender Transitions” for Unaccompanied Children

Rachel N. Morrison

On October 4, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposed new regulations “relating to the key aspects of the placement, care, and services provided to unaccompanied children” by the Office of Refuge Resettlement (ORR).

The Federalist Society / November 27, 2023

A “Synodal Reform” of the Papal Conclave?

George Weigel

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day on November 23, my Catholic fellow citizens might take a moment to give thanks for a 120-year-old apostolic constitution that virtually no one remembers—but that is re-asserting its relevance in this troubled Catholic moment.

Syndicated Column / November 22, 2023

Light in the Darkness

Francis X. Maier

Exactly 30 years ago this fall, Christopher Lasch delivered the manuscript for his book, The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, to W.W. Norton his publisher.

The Catholic Thing / November 21, 2023

Non-Affirmation of Child’s “LGBTQI+” Identity Is Abuse Under Proposed Foster Care Rule

Rachel N. Morrison

On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposed a rule titled, “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements for Titles IV–E and IV–B.”

Federalist Society / November 19, 2023

Scholar Appearances

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George Weigel on Being an Author

Religion en Libertad / November 15, 2023

Patrick Brown on the Child Care Funding Cliff

1A / November 28, 2023

Nathanael Blake on A Risk Worth Taking

WORLD Radio / November 28, 2023