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Moral Ground 2010

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future? For the next two weeks, Rapidian reporters will be out and about asking Grand Rapids' leaders this question to jump-start the conversation before the Moral Ground Town Hall meeting taking place Tuesday, Oct. 26. The special coverage found here offers a look at the varied responses in our town.

Asking Grand Rapids the 'Moral Ground' question

by Maryann Lesert (mlesert)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future? This question is at the heart of a new book, "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril," and a series of town hall meetings taking place across the nation...

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Moral Ground 2010: Resisting the Dominant Culture

by Trevor Lawson (trevorlawson)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Progressive environmentalists are often opposed to resistance or have trouble accepting it. They think it can’t work. But how can you say that the movement for women’s suffrage and civil rights movements weren’t successful?”~ Max Lockwood,...

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Moral Ground: Sustainability and Social Justice

by Melissa Hall (mhall)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Sustainability begins as a criticism of development."~ Melissa Baker-Boosamra, GVSU Faculty  Melissa Baker-Boosamra has dedicated her career to the study of social and environmental injustice. She is an affiliate faculty member in the...

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Moral Ground 2010: An Interview with GRCC Student Teresa Kokx

by rachel kozak (rachel_kozak)

Submitted 10-24-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"A lot of animals in the arctic, like the polar bear, are going extinct or being harmed. Actually, they say in a few decades the polar ice caps will be melted.” ~ Teresa Kokx, GRCC Student    Across the country and particularly in...

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Moral Ground 2010: In the Hands of the People

by Adam Command (The General)

Submitted 10-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Has anyone answered ‘no’ to this question? We definitely have a responsibility, but at what cost?” ~ Aaron Bundy, communications sub-contractor   The ever-pondered question of how the people of today impact our planet’s future is once again...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Responsibility to Fido and Fluffy

by Kori Adams (Adams Kori)

Submitted 10-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Unlike humans, animals cannot defend themselves. The animals are not the ones damaging things here, we are. Why punish those who are innocent?” ~ Stacie Kreiser, Pre-Veterinary senior at GVSU  Ghandi once said, “Be the change you want to see...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Seminary Student's Perspective

by Ashley Montgomery (ashleym)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"We should care for [Earth] because God obviously does."  ~ Leslie Montgomery, seminary student at Cornerstone University   Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve planet earth? Many Christians hold the conservative view...

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Moral Ground 2010: Answers, Wisdom, Courage

by Nate Sanders (Nate)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“We need to have the wisdom to see the solutions and then have the courage to implement them.” ~ Rebecca Goh, Sustainable Business, MAPA Group Great Lakes The book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, asks us to define what kinds of...

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Moral Ground 2010: The 20th century as a defining moment

by Abigail Geluso (ageluso)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The 20th century undoubtedly will be seen as the defining moment in time when it comes to a pivotal shift in our attitudes regarding our natural world” ~ Nancy Yoder Eigenhouse, lifelong animal lover, environmentalist, retired worker for the State...

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Moral Ground 2010: 'A cruel and immoral thing to do to ourselves, our children, and our grand children'

by Trevor Lawson (trevorlawson)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The fact we are asking this question illustrates the immense disconnect modern society has created between what is perceived as natural and what is human creation."~ Kristin Tindall, Ecology Education Coordinator, Blandford Nature Center  ...

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