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Working with Integrity: A Guidebook for Peacebuilders Asking Ethical Questions

Working with Integrity: A Guidebook for Peacebuilders Asking Ethical Questions was developed in 2001 by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University using a seed grant from the United States Institute for Peace. As author Cynthia Cohen explains in the introduction, the guidebook is “designed to assist practitioners in reflecting on the ethical dimensions of their work. It addresses the complexities of working to improve relations in historically divided communities: the tensions, uncertainties, qualms and dilemmas that seem almost inevitably to arise in efforts toward coexistence and reconciliation.”

The guidebook was structured for use in seminars and institutes where a group of practitioners work through the ethical questions with the support of a facilitator or discussion leader but it can also serve in the classroom. The typical process of exploring a case narrative involves a series of steps:

- Identifying an ethical issue
- Identifying ethical possibilities and risks
- Exploring concepts
- Examining assumptions
- Integrating values by exploring what is RIGHT about opposing views
- Integrating values by imagining feasible alternatives

The worksheets and narratives included in each chapter are designed to be easily photocopied and at the end of each chapter you’ll find suggestions for activities and exercises.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2008 01 27 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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