My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...
As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.
After the phone call I feel like a tiny tear in the fabric of my own humanity has been restored. All through this simple experiment in empathy.
Traditional religions and their beliefs in gods are on the decline in America no matter how you measure it: one in five Americans have no religion acc...
It's crucial that we find a way to address this issue. We must instill morals, ethics and values into the students who sit in front of us each day. They likely won't get it from a portable device or a YouTube video. They need to hear and see morality with "skin on it."
The 10-hour school day and remorseless homework assignments paid off. It was not easy, but what kept me going was the fact that I was a part of a team, I was a part of something that was extraordinary.
I see marriage equality as a victory for religious freedom and a decision entirely consistent with Christian ethics.
This is humanity's moral maelstrom: Doing what's right, in a simple, pragmatic sense -- securing survival and connection with one another -- almost always, at least in Western civilization, gives way to doing what's righteous. Righteousness is an instrument of power, an enabler of domination. Righteousness can be gamed.
If you accept the position that the only thing corporations should care about are profits, then a trend that decreases profits might be thought of as harmful. But the only perniciousness that I see is the inherent danger of a profit-only mentality that views a thoroughly wholesome, healthy, environmentally beneficial trend like parents making their own baby food as pernicious.
Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others
All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.
By engaging with the scientific and ethical works of Aristotle, whose models of scientific demonstration became the basis of our own modes of scientific explanation, I developed an account of how an ethical science would operate.
They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.
In the '90s, in the midst of the so-called culture wars, dueling miscellanies represented a fundamental and acrimonious division over how to raise the next generation of American citizens. Lost in the bickering was a much more basic question: Can we really transmit a moral code to our children through the use of stories?
When Sarah Palin commented, at this last week's national National Rifle Association convention, "...waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists," she did worse than offend, worse than degrade human beings, worse than stir up a group of weapon-advocates. She did so in the Name of God.
In recommending character-praise, Grant overlooks a key piece of the previous literature --the form of praise matters most when children make mistakes or encounter setbacks.