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In "What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists," a Tapestry of Faith program
All action is for the sake of some end; and rules of action, it seems natural to suppose, must take their whole character and color from the end to which they are subservient. — John Stuart Mill, 19th-century British philosopher and civil servant
Between workshops, pay attention to policy decisions, agreements, or actions debated in your community, state, nation, or in the larger world. Consider these questions:
Notice times when you make a decision based on the premise that your decision will create an outcome that offers the greatest good for the greatest number of people. In those moments, ask yourself who is defining "good," and for whom. Who gets to say what is "good?" Who counts?
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Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
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