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Moral Courage

Take Action To Step Outside Our Bubbles -- And Grow Good Kids

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.25.2017 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Among the big lessons the U.S. election of 2016 taught the world, it's that Americans don't understand each other. Polls and pundits hadn't figured ou...

We Should All Be Humanists

Mila Atmos | Posted 12.27.2016 | Good News
Mila Atmos

Since the election, I have been alarmed by dangerous tweets about possible nuclear arms races, several proposed Cabinet nominations, and a rise in hat...

Moral Courage And The 2016 Campaign

Terry Newell | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Much has been made about the importance of strength in a president, a trait championed almost to the point of caricature by Donald Trump.

The Mukilteo Mosque Controversy: A Story of Inspiration, Hope, and Challenges

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

A few days ago a drama of sorts erupted around a plan to build a mosque in Mukilteo. The outcry from a section of the community in response to a Muslim group's proposal to build a mosque is a familiar story of fear and polarization.

What To Do When Your Friend Tells A Sexist Joke

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

"Make me a sandwich," your friend pleads. Your crew laughs, assuming he's just joking, but you're cringing on the inside. Do you say something? Do you...

The Presidency and Moral Courage

Terry Newell | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Would it be easier for the president to hop aboard the "let's kill Islamic terrorists" bandwagon? Of course. It would be popular, understandable, and a political rallying cry for a president who could use all the support he can get. That he refuses to take that route in his public comments is, even if you think he is wrong, an example of moral courage.

The Worst And Best Ways To Ask Someone About Their Race (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.15.2015 | Black Voices

Things can get tricky -- and sometimes offensive -- when asking someone: “What are you?” But producers over at Moral Courage TV, a YouTube cha...

Tribal America: How Do We Bridge the Gap Between 'Us' and 'Them'?

Terry Newell | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

"You" and "me" became "we" in service to our shared needs. But when other groups showed up, "we" became "us," a tribe opposed to "them." Violence and destruction too often followed, and we still search for a shared morality that works across tribes.

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

Faces of Moral Courage

Antonia Marrero | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Antonia Marrero

Moral courage is speaking truth to power within your own community -- for the sake of the greater good.

Time to 'Bell the Cat' -- Seeking Moral Courage in 2012

Jonathan Gandomi | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Gandomi

"Each time a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, (s)he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert Kennedy

Seeking Statesmen

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

It's the bane of public servants that Americans want statesmen and stateswomen -- people with the courage to do the right thing for the country despite the personal consequences -- but punish them for doing just that.

Waiting for Jeremiah

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Tea Partiers may have neither the wisdom nor self-restraint to right the moral ship of state. But when reason and patience fail, the call for a Jeremiah to administer the call for repentance grows.

Change? Whatever. Relativism and the Moral Cowardice of Democratic Politicians

Stephen Ducat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

We can understand the mind set underlying the timidity and fecklessness of Democratic politicians by shining a light on their implicit, largely unconscious but powerfully disabling world view.

Speaking Truth To Power: Where Are The Brave Leaders?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Moral courage often costs us the approval of those we think we need. Ego cannot fake or replace it; it comes from a deeper place. I dare say moral courage comes from love.