Sharp Rescue Committee has issued a Call for Stories of Moral Courage

Meanwhile, the Sharp Rescue Committee has issued a  Call for Stories of Moral Courage.

In honor of the Sharps and in recognition of the moral courage they exhibited, the Sharp Rescue Committee has issued a Call for Stories of Moral Courage. The Committee is inviting submissions of personal stories of moral courage and/or psychological profiles of altruism and moral courage as illustrated by Waitstill and Martha Sharp.

Stories should be submitted via e-mail message by January 1st, 2017.

  • Send to: Defying the Nazis
  • Length: The story should be between 10 and 100 pages long.
  • Form: Stories may be in the form of an interview with the person who demonstrated moral courage or a summary/description of their acts by the person nominating them.
  • Contact information must accompany all submissions so that Committee can ask clarifying questions.

All submissions will be featured on the Defying the Nazis website in the order received.  In honor of the best story shared, the Sharp Rescue Committee will donate $5,000 to the author’s selected effort to promote moral courage in the world today as well as $5,000 to the author for the best story. A panel of experts in altruism will review all stories.  The best stories will be published in a volume. The review of stories will occur during the Altruism Conference scheduled in the spring of 2017 at the University of California-Irvine under the direction of Dr. Kristen Monroe, Ph.D. and in collaboration with Elizabeth Bolger, MA, a researcher at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. Organizations participating in the conference will include Facing History and Ourselves (the educational partner for the film “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War “), No Limits Media (disability rights organization), US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The UCI Ethics Center, Radcliff College and Brown University.