What we're about
The Moral Inquiries began as a community-based spin-off of CWRU's Ethics Table lunches, (http://philosophy.case.edu/beamer-schneider-professorship/ethics-table/) organized through the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics. Since that beginning, it has developed a life of its own. This is in line with its philosophy of collective, emergent dialogue.
Years ago, one of its organizers (JDBK) worked on an approach to early childhood education in Chicago (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5157822-we-are-all-explorers) that, to his mind, was even better than the University of Chicago education he was pursuing at the time. This approach taught him that when people dialogue together and figure out what they collectively want to learn, the world changes in the learning space -- and beyond it.
We do a variety of things in our meetings. Most are discussions around a topic determined in advance. Some involve presentations by interested residents or by trained scholars. Some are very hands-on, involving writing, reflective work, even drawing. The group is broad-minded and open to input from anyone serious about reflecting together.