Relax. That doesn't mean "take on" as in "adopt." Sadly, of course, it doesn't mean 'take on" as in "do something about," either.
Seems that a pair of Christian and Jewish "ethical societies" have an annual joint meeting, which this year was held in Chicago, making for some good Blagojevich-related publicity. Their conclusion, as least as dumbed down to a soundbite, is that "clergy, rabbis and professors need to improve their teaching on ethics, with the goal of creating a more moral world."
Really? Does anybody think that "clergy, rabbis and professors," or the quality of their pedagogy, are the real problem? It seems to us that a more useful call would be for governors, senators, and businesspeople to spend a little time listening to what the clergy have been saying for lo these thousands of years, and then putting a little of it into action. (And yes, the clergy should listen to some of its own advice as well, heaven knows).