Please bring your thoughts and examples to the continuation of the Institute`s joint paper:


Below are the concepts on the topic brought up at our joint meeting on May. 16th. 2013: the first draft. Copies of the first draft will be available for attendees.


- What icons do we have to inspire morality?

- There are a lot of values in our morality which are planted in a person when they are little.

- A lot of moral courage is lost because of a sense of futility.

- To regain moral courage, we HAVE to have free market again.

- Early 1800s England rid England of regulations and special favors. Since then they progressed steadfastly. Moral courage developed through this self-responsibility fostered by this loss of special favors and deregulation.

- Moral Courage can mean a lot of different things.

- You have to know what morality is.

- Morality gets harder and harder to determine as we get further and further away from daily experience. ( it's presence in daily experience)  example: cloning: gene / stem cells: you cannot feel the morality of these esoteric issues. For esoteric issues you need a scientist.

- Moral courage is intertwined with character.

- Self-interest.

- What is moral courage in one country is different in another.

- The question of bullying: the teaching of moral courage to withstand  aggressive behavior not only at the school level but by institutional entities.


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Available ongoing :

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery on the first floor of the building:  specializing in American Midwest Art.


Current show is: " Illuminating" the  Art of LISA ANNE DAVIS at the Phoenix and Photography by DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.


The jewelry of ELSA ROMERO available at The Artisan Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.


Artists showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the

Artisan Adventure are:



Midwest scenes: photography, gauche on canvas.



The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre:

German Expressionist Abstract.



mixed media



photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.


The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


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