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In Good Conscience:
Supporting Japanese Americans during the Internment

By Shizue Seigel

AACP, Inc. 2006

320 pp, 100 historic photographs. 

ISBN 0-934609-18-7


"Shizue Seigel has written profoundly moving accounts about the extraordinary individuals who acted our of conscience when others did not.”

   —Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar

“...Brings to light the best kind of brave, ordinary heroics.
It makes your heart feel proud of what humans of conscience can do even in cruel times.”

                       —Jack Kornfield, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

                           The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal       

                           Teachings of Buddhist Psychology 

Vivid portraits of two dozen teachers, ministers and just plain folks who stood up against the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.


Who were they?

What did they do?

What were the consequences?  


In Good Conscience brings new insight into that factors that transforms ordinary people into extraordinary advocates for justice and compassion. 

Made possible by the Kansha Project, conceived by the Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California and supported by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP) and private donations.

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