moral Conflicts

systems, moral beliefs - or descriptive ethics - are not universal. Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder. This article lists some positive things that can be done to address such d these suggestions are very valid in this case. One group's most fundamental and cherished assumptions about the best way to live may differ radically from the values held by another group.1 Parties may have different standards of rightness and goodness and give fundamentally different answers to serious moral questions.2 When groups have different. The authors observe that "all human beings use language to establish a sense of self and other, to define the boundary between us and them, and to create some sort of orientation toward others."p. Morals and ethics are terms that describe how people decide what to do based on judgements of what is right and wrong. Chapters six explains the notion of transcendence more fully. It often leads to human rights violations or even attempts at genocide, as parties may come to believe that the capitulation or elimination of the other group is the only way to resolve the conflict.30 Why Moral Conflict is Intractable Because of its deep-roots, moral. For this reason, moral conflicts tend to be quite harmful and intractable. 37 Barash and Webel, 234. Summary of, summary written by Tanya Glaser, Conflict Research Consortium.

Changing the Stories In some cases, each party can heighten its understanding of the other's world-view through new forms of communication. Strained and Hostile Communication Another general feature of moral conflicts is the hostility characteristic of the relationship and the communication between the parties. Or peacemaking may proceed by attempting to transcend the differences, to reframe the difference in a way that eliminates the tension.

Reframing Third forever... By Judy Blume parties can sometime help the disputants to redefine or reframe their conflict, focusing more on attainable interests and less on non-negotiable positions or negative stereotypes. For an example, consider a scenario posed several years ago in the magazine "Social Work Today." A social worker in a state-funded public agency is not allowed to counsel a clinically depressed undocumented immigrant who has previously attempted suicide. 157 Transcendent discourse will require a form of eloquence which bridges the communities. The authors give a broad description of what a transcendent conversation would "look like pointing out the transcendent elements in the previous case studies. All choice involves incompossibility, but not all choice involves conflict. The first choice faced by parties to a moral conflict is whether remain silent or to speak out and acknowledge the conflict. Religious differences and individual beliefs shouldnt matter. That's a serious challenge!

Chapter nine concludes the text by reviewing the elements of transcendent discourse.  I maybe wouldn't have made the same choice had I been in their shoes. Also, those involved in moral conflict may regard perpetuation of the conflict as virtuous or necessary.