Ethics in American Buddhist Groups

On March 24, 2015, trainer and senior project manager Amber Kruk will be leading a webinar entitled “Leading with Values,” hosted by An Olive Branch, a Buddhist leadership project through the Zen Center of Pittsburgh. This webinar is third in the Ethics in American Buddhist Groups series that An Olive Branch is coordinating to increase awareness and adoption of strong governance practices and ethics statements within Buddhist communities in the U.S.

In her webinar, Kruk will discuss the links between Buddhist concepts and the shared ethical values central to IGE’s trainings. Participants will learn to identify, discuss, and resolve ethical dilemmas—situations pitting two right principles against each other—using IGE’s approach.

An Olive Branch aims to strengthen organizations by clarifying the role that conflict—both preventing it and healing from it—plays in organizational harmony. This free webinar series aims to increase the awareness of ethical issues and adoption of strong governance practices within Buddhist communities in the U.S. Each episode features a prominent ethical expert.

“Organizations in the nonprofit sector and, more specifically, religious and spiritual organizations, have often operated under the assumption that the underlying mission ensures that it will operate ethically,” reflects Kruk. “In this webinar IGE and An Olive Branch intend to provide attendees with the language and tools necessary to help safeguard these organizations by helping individuals to avoid temptation and resolve right versus right dilemmas.”

About IGE: Founded in 1990 with offices in New York City, Camden, Maine and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin the Institute for Global Ethics in is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context ( ).

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