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“Teach Your Children Well”

Posted in: General,Protest by Mary McDonough on October 5, 2013

Recently, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posted a brief interview with singer-songwriter Graham Nash who played with the Hollies and later, Crosby, Stills & Nash (sometimes, with the addition of Neil Young):

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I love Nash’s description of music as “a newspaper for the street” and as a “town crier.” What a wonderful way of portraying how music can change our moral imaginations. While working on my Ph.D., I studied with a wonderful moral theologian, Richard Gula, S.S. He is fond of saying: “We see what we believe.” What he means is that one’s moral position and behavior depends, in part, on experiencing life from a different perspective. Moral choices are not made in a vacuum. Rather, they are influenced by the way we see the world and react to that vision.

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