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Page 4- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 13, 1985
Cox urges morality in politics
(Continued from Page1) "Various elites make policy decisions for us as clients and
opens a course to the general public," Beck said, "but it customers in such a way that American polity is in serious
has done so because the public has helped raise funds for danger of ceasing to be a democratic polity."
this event." To support his argument, Cox calls attention to
Beck said that enrollment in the seminar would be groups drafting critiques of the political, economic,
limited, and she expects many people will be interested in and social status quo.
the seminar because Cox enjoys a substantial popular Cox highlights the work of fundamentalist Christian
following. groups in the United States and liberation theologians in
"We invited Cox because his concerns are the current Latin A e U S d i
concerns of the day," she said. "He has broad appeal not merica.
just to people interested in religion but to people in- FUNDAMENTALIST groups are attempting to
terested in personal ethical values." mobilize a public that they believe supports ethical values
THE REV. Jitsuo Morikawa of the First Baptist Church subverted in the policy process.
of Ann Arbor said one of Cox's greatest achievements was Similarly, Cox observes, liberation theologians criticize
noting the connection between religious values and con- a system in which politics is divorced from ethics.
temporary issues. Cox notes that for both groups, ethics are rooted in their
"Harvey Cox is a very creative theologian who has religious belief systems. Moreover, he argues that a
enormous capacity to think theologically in relation to religious element is a necessary ingredient in any
contemporary society and contemporary issues," democratic system. "If the people are to be an active
Morikawa said, citizenry," he writes, "If they are drawn into (policy
Morikawa has been instrumental in bringing Cox to Ann making), they will think about (policy) in terms of a
Arbor, and also helped bring Cox to the American Baptist morality that grows out of religious commitments. People
Headquarters in Valley Forge, Penn. where Cox worked seem to want to make political choices with reference to
before he published "The Secular City." their moral frames of reference and for many, these are
Cox was unavailable for comment. lodged in religious world views."
WITH PUBLICATION of "The Secular City," Cox
established his considerable reputation as a theologian. In Some analysts point to a gap between morality and
the book, Cox argued that secularization in the modern religion. George Gallup Jr., head of the Princeton
era was the outcome of Biblical faith. In the city, Cox Religious Research Center, said that a comparative study
notes, the importance of opportunity and freedom - of church- and non-church members showed that there
highly vlaued in scripture - is recognized, and rural was little difference in terms of the groups moralities.
myths of sacral government are dispelled. Gallup noted that while 14 percent of non-church members
Cox reevaluated the extent of this liberation in his most Glu oe htwie1 ecn fnncuc ebr
recent publication, "eligin i the Sebr City" h e said they overreported tax deductions, 11 percent of those
secularbit n, hasbReligion in the Secular City." The church members surveyed said the same.
secular city has begun to decay, Cox argues, because "Many people claim to be religious," added Professor
politics has become elitist Timothy Smith, a specialist in religious history at Johns
"This problem results from institutional and cultural Hopkins University, "but they do not apply this to the
developments. The bureaucratic state tends to reduce ethical part of their lives."
citizens to clients," Cox argues, "and the growth of a cor-
porate, capitalist economic structure tends to degrade NONETHELESS, religiously-oriented special interest
citizens into customers." groups continue to make themselves heard in political
"BOTH OF these phenomena produce a politics in- arenas.
creasingly based on a market model," Cox writes.
Suspected hijackers arrested
(continued fromPagee) group - were named in radio broad- United States is watching "with close
Thirty-nine American hostages were casts during the crisis. interest" what the Lebanese gover-
released on June 30 after Syria - THE BEIRUT radio report yester- nment does to prosecute the gunmen.
which supports Berri and other day also mentioned Ali Atwa, who was In Berlin, several people posing as
Lebanese Moslem leaders - inter- arrested in Athens before he could Middle East diplomats - and suspec-
vened to free the hostages. board the Boeing 747 and was later ted of plotting the hijack of an
Younis and Ghorbieh, identified in freed in Algeria in exchange for the American airliner - were arrested in
some reports as southern Lebanese release of Greeks among the more possession of explosives at the main
Shiites who belong to the pro-Iranian than 150 people on the jet. East Berlin airport, a West German
Hezbollah movement - which is op- In Washington, White House newspaper said yesterday.
posed to Berri's more moderate Amal spokesman Larry Speakes said the
Reagan promises to fight terrorism
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President hostage crisis. terrorist training sites.
Reagan is pursuing a wide range of He confirmed a Washington Post "There can be no effective long-
options for fighting terrorism and report quoting unnamed officials as term strategy that doesn't include a
recognizes the need "to take action saying the administration is willingness to use force," an official
and we will take action" in retaliation discussing the risks, benefits and said in the report.
against international terrorists, a timing of reprisals and that theH
White House spokesman declared president "now believes military for- However, he added, that the key
yesterday. ce should be a component of that requirement for that strategy is "that
Deputy press secretary Larry response." American values and that it be effec-
Speakes declined to elaborate on Officials the Post quoted said that mein auesn that itubeanfftc
whether any reprisals were planned many options are being considered, v", in achieving what you want to
in the aftermath of the 17-day Beirut including the reprisal bombing of
National security affairs adviser
Robert McFarlane said ina broadcast
COMMITTEE ON COMMENCEMENT following the release of the 39
American hostages that the ad-
Position for 1 UNDERGRADUAGE STUDENT ministration was considering
1 GRADUATE STUDENT targeting Middle East Terrorist
training camps for U.S. retaliatory
Deadline for application: 5:00 p.m. raids.
The United States is watching "with
Costact the Michigan Studest Assembly close interest" whatever the
3909 MICHIGAN UNION Lebanese government does, he said,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 to prosecute the gunmen who hijacked
Tel. (313) 763-3241 ..TWA's, flight 847, and killed Navy
diver RobertSte'tleni o board.

From United Press International


Doctors to operate
on Reagan's colon
President Reagan has a "precan-
cerous" growth in his upper in-
testine and will undergo a second
operation today to remove it,
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes said yesterday.
Doctors at Bethesda Naval
Hospital, where Reagan, the
nation's oldest president, had gone
for what was described as a
"routine" removal of a benign
"pseudo-polyp" from his colon,
found a "large polyp."
They said it could not be
removed by instruments they were
using to probe his intestines and
recommended surgery either im-
mediately or in several weeks.
Reagan, in consultation with his
wife, Nancy, chose to undergo the
three-hour operation today,
Speakes said.
The president will remain at the
hospital for a week to10l days.
Albania ends isolation
ATHENS, Greece - Isolationist
Albania, Europe's last Stalinist
stronghold, is opening up to the
outside world and seeking closer
relations with a number of
European countries, Greek of-
ficials said yesterday.
Signals from the Albanian
capital of Tirana indicate that
Albania wishes to reduce its
isolation in the international com-
munity, according to the officials,
who spoke on condition they not be
They said the signals of the
change began before the death of
longtime leader Enver Hoxma in
April but have become far stronger
since his successor, Ramiz Aliz,
took power.
They said an indication of
Albania's wish to improve
relations was the fact that it was
the fact that it was no longer
pressing Greece to lift the state of
war between the two countries.

Iraq missile hits ship
An Iraqi warplane fired an
Exocet missile into a loaded
Turkish supertanker yesterday,
setting the vessel ablaze south of
Iran's main Persian Gulf oil ter-
minal just three days after an iden-
tical attack on its sister ship.
Lloyd's of London said the
missile struck the left side of the
226,145-ton Turkish tanker M.
Ceyhan as the tanker sailed about
100 miles south of Iran's huge
Kharg Island exporting oil ter-
Inflation rate steadies
but retail sales drop
WASHINGTON - Two leading
economic indicators released
yesterday brought good news on
inflation, as wholesale prices
remained unchanged in June, but
potentially bad news on em-
ployment, as retail sales dropped
0.8 percent last month.
For the first six months of 1985,
the Producer Price Index, which
measures wholesale prices, rose at
a modest annual rate of 1.4 per-
cent, the Labor Department said.
For the 12 months since June 1984,
the increase in wholesale prices
was just 1.1 percent.
UAW may get new
contract with Saturn
DETROIT - Officials of United
Automobile Workers locals in
Flint, yesterday expressed con-
cern that thebproposed Saturn
Corp.-UAW tabor contract could
permit GM to close current
operations and reopen them under
the Saturn Corp. name.
Mike Bennett, head of the
union's Flint local 326, said the
automaker conceivably could shut
down operations covered by the
GM-UAW national agreement. He
suggested it then might reopen
them under Saturn and place in ef-
fect a contract more favorable to
the company.
GM officials had no comment on
the statement.


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