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.
Juniors and seniors in Contemporary Ethics have organized book discussions with residents of the Laurelmead Active Senior Living Community in Providence, most recently about Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, which was chosen as the Read Across Rhode Island book. Together, they tackled issues of race, injustice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Laurelmead residents expressed a sense of hope for the future while MB students shared their genuine respect for the historical wisdoms of Laurelmead residents.Inquire