Moral assets guide decision-making from multiple perspectives allowing us to honestly evaluate situations and respond in a meaningful and responsible manner.

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Moral assets help us keep sight of the irreducible dignity of all people, especially the youngest, and of the realness of the human experience. Understanding and awareness of values that are important to individuals and communities provide a compass for our decisions and actions.

The quality of being in tune with the emotions of others, including the ability to imagine and understand how other people might be feeling or thinking. Empathy invites us to extend beyond our own perspective and truly care for each other.

Being open, trustworthy and truthful in a sincere and straightforward way. When we are honest with ourselves and with others we nurture trusting and authentic relationships and environments that support engagement and collaboration.

The equitable, just and reasonable treatment of others according to their needs.

Being honest with ourselves about what we can offer, acknowledging that there’s always more to learn, with a genuine desire to advance the best interests of the community.

The practices closely aligned with moral character assets are:

Identify and acknowledge fundamental values

Utilize moral and ethical decision making