Tag: Morality

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October 7, 2016

Courtney Martin on C. Nicole Mason’s new memoir and turning toward what’s uncomfortable to witness, and then acting on what we feel.

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September 16, 2016

To stay curious and questioning in the modern world can be a lonely endeavor, and yet there is refuge and wisdom when we gather. Courtney Martin​ on restoring our moral imaginations, together.

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August 5, 2016

Athleticism can pay off with glory and spectacle, but it’s also a daily ritual, a crucible for character. Theologian Don C. Richter explores the the spiritual underpinnings of the discipline of sport.

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May 31, 2015

With news reports swirling about the fallibility of structures, the Buddha’s teachings on volition point us to the crucial importance of our own intentions, the responsibility in our actions, and therefore for our own freedom. An outlook on a way forward to our own accountability.

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February 8, 2015

Last week, in a somewhat surprising move, the LDS Church issued a statement seeking to do more to recognize and respect LGBT people and families. In this smart essay, David Blankenhorn sees this announcement as a good, “morally right” step, despite objections from those pulling from the Culture War Handbook.

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January 23, 2013

On the 40th anniversary of the momentous court decision, a telling graphic on public thinking around abortion rights.

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May 28, 2012

Michael McCullough’s research is revealing that forgiveness is hard-wired in us — purposeful and normal. He says that to think of forgiveness as a trait of the weak and the vulnerable reflects a simplistic imagination about evolutionary biology.

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January 22, 2011

At the heart of my Christian faith is the belief that each and every person I encounter is absolutely cherished…

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January 18, 2011

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a scene from “The Fighter.”; “We are a storytelling species, and we have always…

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November 23, 2010

Screenshot courtesy of Mashable The popular iPhone gaming app Pocket God, which has sold more than two million units, is…

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September 24, 2010

Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr teaches a class at Union Theological Seminary. (photo: Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) Richard Crouter’s elegant, concise…

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May 13, 2010

Magazine – Can Babies Tell Right From Wrong? | The New York Times To have a genuinely moral system, in…

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October 14, 2008

A few times when I was in elementary school, my mom took me out of school to go to the…

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September 23, 2008

In this TED talk, Jonathan Haidt breaks down human moral values into five basic elements, then shows how an individual’s placement on the liberal-conservative spectrum is determined by how much emphasis that person puts on each of these values.

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January 19, 2008

I’m confused. An immense amount of media coverage has been dedicated this past year to philanthropic organizations associated with high-power people…