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Goals, Workshop 8: Understanding Ethics from the Margins

In "What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists," a Tapestry of Faith program

This workshop will:

  • Introduce ethics from the margins
  • Introduce three ethicists whose work illuminates ethics from the margins: Miguel De La Torre, Katie Cannon, and Anthony Pinn
  • Consider ways ethical frameworks of the dominant culture have been inadequate to describe and prescribe moral behavior for those from oppressed communities because they neither draw from nor take into account the community's lived realities
  • Challenge participants to acknowledge ways in which they are privileged by the dominant culture, to examine a collective dimension of ethics, and learn more about perspectives of those on the margins
  • Invite participants to acknowledge ways in which they are oppressed by the dominant culture, and to name ways in which their ethical understandings are informed by their personal histories and the history of their people(s).

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Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

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