Moral questions often aren’t as clear as we’d like. Life comes in shades of gray. Moses Brown teaches kids to use Quaker values as a guide when things get murky. Put simply, Quakers believe that every person has a divine Inner Light, and that no one has a unique claim on the Truth. As such, everyone deserves love and respect, and bears responsibility for their own integrity and making the kind of community we all want to live in. We demonstrate this shared responsibility and inherent equality, among other ways, through the Quaker custom of having adults and students address one another by their first names.
Students regularly grapple with the moral dimensions of content in their classes. Whether debunking stereotypes in Religious Studies, working through the moral ambiguities of dropping atomic bombs on Japan, or pushing one another in a Harkness discussion about the role of Quakers in wartime, they are constantly reminded that you haven’t found the right answer to any question until you’ve thought about the right and wrong of it.Inquire