Compromising positions; Kate Lovelady, Leader

Ethics is rarely a matter of black and white, but rather of choosing which shade of grey is acceptable in which situation. December is a compromise-heavy month in many ways-most holidays are historical compromises, and they tend to bring together family members with different views and beliefs, necessitating modern compromises. On a larger level, the Ethical Society recently helped form the Greater St. Louis Coalition of Reason with several freethinker organizations, groups with which we have things in common and things about which we disagree. Ethics is about relationships—how can we find “compromising positions” that stretch our boundaries and still fit our values?