Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics

Whatever aspect of ethics you're interested in, the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) seeks to provide resources to help you think through the issues in a practical way. Basing their approach on Biblical fidelity and contemporary relevance, resources are available on their website covering:

  • Political and legal ethics
  • Environmental ethics
  • Business ethics
  • Biblical ethics
  • Family and sexual ethics
  • Medical and bio-ethics
  • Media ethics
  • Secularism
  • and much more ...

KLICE also run courses and summer schools, and provide awards for further study at Masters and Doctoral level (applications for 2010-11 close in December).

View the Autumn 2010 KLICE Newsletter.

How KLICE Could Help You

The Public Leadership Programme

The KLICE Public Leadership Programme offers a range of ways for Christian students to go more deeply in their discipleship, ranging from summers schools and conferences in Law and Medicine, as well as innovative awards to postgraduate students (Masters and Doctoral level). These are especially relevant for postgraduate students, recent graduates and those finishing up their undergraduate degrees. Applications for 2010-2011 close in mid-December so please have a look and pass the link on (new awards for 2011-12 will be announced next year). Go to the Public Leadership Programme page for details and application forms.


The Resources section of the KLICE website, includes lots of downloadable material, including Ethics in Brief, addressing topics at the heart of life and at the edges of research, in accessible language by acknowledged experts. Topics include:

  • The current economic and financial crisis
  • The ethics of Information Technology
  • Abortion and conscientious objection
  • Has multiculturalism had its day?
  • The abuse of equality
  • and many more...
  • The following video provides more information on KLICE resources.

Party politics from a Christian perspective

Interested in thinking about Christianity and politics? Then check out three short essays – one each on the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats – which look at the history and thinking of the parties from a Christian perspective. Produced by KLICE and the Bible Society, they're available free to download!

For a quick summary of all three essays, click here

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