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Conscience

The Moral Status of "Protest Votes": Three Theories

Catherine M Wallace | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Catherine M Wallace

What should these dissatisfied voters do this November? And why? What assumptions underlie those choices? This is not your ordinary election, after all. Given the unprecedented dangers posed by Donald Trump, voters need to think carefully about what to do.

There Are 3 Types Of People In This World: Which One Are You?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Donna Labermeier

Only you can determine the type of person you really are deep down and what you stand for. No one else can decide this for you. It has nothing to do w...

A Heartbreaking Anniversary; The Yezidis Cry For Help

Lee Bycel | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Lee Bycel

August 3 is the time for us to learn about the plight of the Yezidi people and to take actions that will protect them. For them August third is indelibly etched in their psyche and yet the horrors continue.

Vote Your Conscience

Steve Gertz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Steve Gertz

Rather than casting our vote out of fear of the "other" this election, let's be true to our consciences and write in the candidate of our choice. If that means choosing Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, fine, vote for them.

The Day I Failed At Jury Duty

Debbie Slevin | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
Debbie Slevin

The judge addresses us. He reiterates the responsibilities and informs us that this is a criminal trial and will probably run two weeks and everyone must be able to commit to that time. And then he drops this bomb: This is a case of accused sexual assault.

Voting Our Conscience Isn't Naive; It's Courageous.

Summer Engman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
Summer Engman

Photo: Michael Vadon I'm going to vote for a candidate who represents my values this election year and I'm not going to compromise on that.  I don...

Moralax Is The Drug For People Whose Conscience Is Getting In The Way

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home

Got passed over for promotion simply because you didn't threaten your boss' life? Passed up the chance to sleep with someone hot because your friend l...

Bernie Sanders Will Defeat A 'Moderate' Hillary Clinton

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
H. A. Goodman

Democrats place their value system above a warped sense of pragmatism, ignoring ongoing FBI investigations and endless controversy, Bernie Sanders will easily defeat Hillary Clinton. The polls used to define pragmatism in 2016 already have Sanders winning a general election.

"The Social Conscience of the Saint John's Bible I -- the Invitation to Forgive, Today and Always"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Paul N. Anderson

The beauty of the calligraphy and the artwork produced by thirteen scribes and artists is unprecedented, and yet most striking is the social conscience of the artwork.

The Power of Conscience: The US Military and the Myth that Humanity is Predisposed to Violence

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.10.2016 | Health News
Beverly Bell

It is the same love for humanity and desire to serve that causes soldiers to experience deep trauma once their conscience processes the results of what they've done, the deaths and the pain they've been a part of. Military training dulls the conscience, but not forever.

The Failure of Humanity to Learn: Reflections on Visiting Auschwitz

Lee Bycel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Lee Bycel

I felt compelled to go the epicenter of human brutality, murder and unimaginable degradation. I went there to bear witness to the innocent victims wh...

Google This: Jean Vanier and What It Means to Be Human

David Briggs | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
David Briggs

What kind of a world would it be if the stories and ideas that captured our attention reflected our common humanity? What if key search engine optimization terms were words like kindness, tenderness, forgiveness and humility?

Re-Claiming a Moral Profession in Unethical Times

Colin Schumacher | Posted 06.26.2015 | Home
Colin Schumacher

In these dire times of unethical decision-making by policy makers, it's important that teachers remain grounded in moral principles that have proven timeless in preserving the promise of public education. It has been painfully evident that union leadership has settled for political maneuvering rather than unwavering principle.

How You Can Be A More Conscientious Person -- And Why It's Worth It

Mashable | Lindsay Rothfeld | Posted 04.17.2015 | Home

The world could use a little more conscientiousness. It's up to you to actually show up. In 2015 especially, there's a profound emphasis on multita...

I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Home
Matthew Hoh

No longer can I look past the reality that my annual voluntary forfeiture of money to my government pays for violence around the globe, at astounding levels, and I am not able to provide any more excuses or rationalizations that paying without protest, that being complicit in funding war without resistance, is not contradictory to my faith and to my conscience.

The Meaning of Goodness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.25.2015 | Home
Peter A. Georgescu

For those who know C.S. Lewis as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia books, it may be a surprise that the he became famous for his wartime radio addresses to the British people during WWII.

Let Yourself Guide You to Where You Need to Be

Farsh Askari | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
Farsh Askari

We all have awareness and a sense of what we want in life. We already know what feels right and is the right direction for each of us toward our own happiness. So listen to your soul's GPS and seize upon your moment!

ISIL Reminds Us Who Joins Terrorist Organizations and Why

Joe Navarro | Posted 04.13.2015 | Home
Joe Navarro

The purpose of terrorism is, of course, to terrorize, and they are succeeding at that. Hundreds of thousands have now fled Iraq and Syria as a result of ISIL's unparalleled violence and mastery of social media. One has to ask: who would be susceptible to their recruitment?

The Execution of Our Consciences

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
Rev. Jeff Hood

Though I expect more from our whole society, I am saddened and outraged that most of the executions in our country are carried out by states that are predominately Christian. In Georgia, people who claim to follow Jesus are largely responsible for executing Warren Hill.

Pope Francis and Rabbits

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

"You don't have to breed like rabbits." No, Pope Francis has not changed doctrine. But he has started a debate. The contraception question will never be viewed in the same way again.

Which Wolf Will You Feed in 2015?

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Home
Kare Anderson

We all have two wolves inside us, a Cherokee lesson suggests. One tugs at us to do evil and the other to act good. What will we do? It depends on whic...

Plague Plots: Dispatches from Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?

Whose (Health Care) Conscience Is It, Anyway?

Janet Chung | Posted 01.14.2015 | Home
Janet Chung

More and more, we live in a world where the religious beliefs of those who want to refuse health care services trump the rights of patients who deserve and need those services. This is untenable. The time has come to return the focus to patients.

How to Connect to Conscience, Our Most Powerful Resource

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.13.2014 | Home
Joseph W. Gauld

Our mind is conscious to us, but conscience is largely unconscious to us, like insight or intuition. Knowing how our brain works can connect them. Ne...

Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Marian Salzman

At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...