Mo’olelo | Ethics, morality, cultural values in Hawaii

Ethics, morality, cultural values: In all human societies, they are the rules of behavior established by religious beliefs.

For Native Hawaiians who have adopted the religion of another society, then, there is a question of whether their traditional values also have been replaced.

For most people living in Hawaii today, rock ahu (altars) and restored heiau are interesting artifacts of a time in the past, reflecting cultural values that are no longer valid.

But Hawaiians rediscovering their cultural roots also are rediscovering and validating their ancestral cultural values, which inevitably brings them into conflict with the dominant society.  […]



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