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Introduction, Workshop 10: Courage

In "Virtue Ethics," a Tapestry of Faith program

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. — Atticus Finch, in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird

This workshop explores the virtue of courage. Youth learn that courage is expressed not by committing dangerous acts, but in acting to do what is right even when there is a price to pay. Courageous actions are not always big—for every Martin Luther King, Jr., there are hundreds of ordinary people quietly saying "No" to oppression and hate—yet a slow accumulation of small acts of courage can truly change the world. This workshop helps youth identify true courage in themselves and others.

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Last updated on Thursday, March 15, 2012.

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