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The Psychology of Self-Righteousness with Jonathan Haidt On Being

The Psychology of Self-Righteousness with Jonathan Haidt On Being

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. He explains “liberal” and “conservative” not narrowly or necessarily as political affiliations, but as personality types — ways of moving through the world. His self-described “conservative-hating, religion-hating, secular liberal instincts” have been challenged by his own studies.

International African American Museum announced a $10 million Lilly Endowment grant

International African American Museum announced a $10 million Lilly Endowment grant

The International African American Museum announced Tuesday it will receive a $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, one of the country’s most prestigious foundations. It's by far the biggest donation ever to the project.
 

Wabash Receives $7 Million Anonymously

Wabash Receives $7 Million Anonymously

Wabash College will dedicate the sprawling Ott Residential Life District on Saturday (October 7) following the receipt of an unrestricted $7 million anonymous gift to the College. The new housing district honors the memory and spirit of philanthropy of John N. “Fuzzy” Ott, Wabash Class of 1920.
 
The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the district, which is located on Crawford Street at the intersection of Harry Freedman Place.
 

Opening of Center for Black Literature as Indianapolis Public Central Library Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Opening of Center for Black Literature as Indianapolis Public Central Library Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Indianapolis Public Central Library will celebrate its 100th anniversary, having opened in 1917. Festivities begin at 11 a.m., and all are welcome. Two weeks later — on Saturday, Oct. 21, at noon — is the grand opening of the Indianapolis Public Library Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC), which will feature a keynote by journalist and political commentator Roland Martin.

$30 million to Help Hurricane Victims

$30 million to Help Hurricane Victims

The $30 million grant from the Indianapolis-based philanthropic foundation, Lilly Foundation will support the American Red Cross ($10 million), Salvation Army ($10 million), United Way Worldwide ($5 million) and United Way of Greater Houston ($5 million) as they help residents across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and U.S.

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Imagining Economic Justice, An ON Scripture Feature

by Thomas G. Long (Matthew 20:1-16) Imagining Economic Justice, An ON Scripture Feature. A reflection by Thomas G. Long with a focus on Matthew 20:1-16 (Sept 25, 2017) On Scripture Video.

TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks — the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — have found their way into United Methodist life. The talks influence preachers and are shown in a variety of church settings to spark discussion.
 
The talks are video-recorded in front of live audiences and shared worldwide through the Internet. They’re typically brief (about 18 minutes), anecdotal and focused on a single idea about which the speaker feels passionately.

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Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer Will Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships

Taylor Brown and Logan Harmeyer were selected from 68 applicants in the county by a committee with the Wayne County...

Touching ‘To Be Sure’ of Reality

What might seem almost superstitious at first could however have deeper reasons. The assurance that touch gives us...

Church Leadership Finding Solutions to Sexual Harassment Problems

We’re less than two weeks from the special election in Alabama that will determine whether a man accused of sexual...

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