– Is there such a thing as a just war? – What are the moral issues surrounding genetic engineering? – Is it ethical to create babies for infertile couples? – Can it ever be right to help someone else to die? – Is the death penalty justified? – How can we care for the environment? – What about animal rights? – What are the challenges of globalisation? These are some of the central issues addressed in this book. The author introduces the issues and the questions surrounding them and offers his own perspective. This book follows on in series from A Pocket Guide to Sects and New Religions (2005) and A Pocket Guide to the Bible (2004).