Rushworth Kidder

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Rushworth Moulton Kidder (May 8, 1944 – March 5, 2012) founded the Institute for Global Ethics in 1990, and is the author of Moral Courage and How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living. He was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. He worked as a columnist and editor for The Christian Science Monitor. Kidder died in 2012 of natural causes in Naples, Florida at the age of 67. Kidder earned a doctorate from Columbia University in English and comparative literature[1] and wrote the foreword to Compassion Wins, by Godfrey John.[2]

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  1. ^ "Rushworth Kidder dies; ethicist, writer was 67 | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram". Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ Godfrey John, Compassion Wins (2001), pp. v-vi. ISBN 0-9707341-0-7

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