week 1:faith integration discussion

PromptIn his brief sketch of German theologian, pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Robert Coles describes how Bonhoeffer resisted government and societal pressure to stay silent in the face of abuses by the totalitarian state. As Coles recounts, “He called upon his fellow ministers to speak up and out—to refuse the authority of Nazism, to take it on as the enemy. He refused for himself any number of convenient exits, refugees—he said no to a gangster regime, even if death was to be his certain fate, so he knew as he took the measure of a lawless state determined to kill by the hundreds of thousand its own citizens.” Coles then challenges us to consider, “What would you do under such circumstances, under Hitler, if you were there, back then?”It is easy for us to imagine ourselves demonstrating moral courage, but it is a different matter when we face isolation, social ostracism, punishment or death. Share a time when you or a colleague demonstrated moral courage in school or the workplace.EvaluationThe quality of your posting will be assessed, not your viewpoint or beliefs. To view the grading rubric associated with this discussion, click the Options icon (3 dots) in the top right corner of the page, and select Show Rubric.EngagementPost your initial reply to this discussion by Tuesday 11:59PM of this week.  After you’ve posted your response, you will be able to read your classmates’ responses. Respond to at least one classmate by Thursday 11:59PM of this week. Click on Reply below to post your initial thread to this discussion. Comment on fellow students’ posts by clicking on Reply below their posts.

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