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Sat 26

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Using Moral Foundations in Political Conversations

Crossing Party Lines

Location: Online

Moral Foundations Theory provides a framework for exploring moral decision making in a friendly and respectful way. In this workshop we apply this framework to talking politics.

We begin by discussing each of the six foundations and getting a taste of how they can manifest differently in different people. This leads to exploring some of the tensions within each foundation, which then opens the door to moving from the moral/immoral dichotomy to the concept of “differently moral”. This shift leads us to an appreciation of how interacting with people who are differently moral to us can lead to a more nuanced view of any issue and eventually to better solutions.

The second half of this workshop introduces techniques designed to help you:

  • recognize the moral underpinnings of your own views
  • listen for indications that one or more of the six moral foundations is at play
  • bring morality into a discussion in a non confrontational way

People of all views are welcomed and appreciated.

More about moral foundations theory:
– Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives (https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_the_moral_roots_of_liberals_and_conservatives?language=en)
– Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt (https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_can_a_divided_america_heal?language=en)

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