Ethical Living and Learning

Ethics has been described as living “the good life” — a balanced life that is personally fulfilling and engaged in good works.  Are you interested in engaging in the lifelong learning that enables us to live “the good life”?  The Society for Ethical Culture hosts events, groups, workshops, classes and social events that help us develop individually to live the “good life” — a personally fulfilling life and a life engaged in good works.

Currently scheduled:

Coming Soon:

  • Thinking Systems: the interconnections of sustainability, peace and justice, and of our personal behavior and systemic structures
  • Preparing Your Ethical Will (beyond your material possessions, what values and ideals do you want to pass on?)
  • Compassionate Communication: workshop and practice for communicating at the level of our deepest human needs, understanding and sharing feelings, and mutually choosing strategies that honor the needs of all
  • Autobiography Writing for Seniors (a structured approach to understanding your life and writing about it, for yourself and/or to pass along to your friends and family)
  • Humanist Community for Young Adults: a weekend program for young adults (ages 18-35) creating and being part of ethical and humanist communities
  • The Essentials of Felix Adler (writings from the founder of the first Ethical Society) – learning about how Ethical Culture got founded, and thinking about what of the founding ideas are still valuable and which are outdated and need to be rethought

Programs from the recent past or on the drawing board for the next year or two:

  • Caring Economy: Redefining Economic Success
  • Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability
  • education to better understand social issues and how to make change
  • parenting workshops
  • improving interpersonal communication
  • using science to understand our universe
  • art and music to inspire and entertain
  • social events to make and strengthen friendships

Upcoming Opportunities

Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Join us for a great event for the whole family! Children will watch a film (to be announced). Parents or caregivers can either enjoy the film or join the book group discussion with other adults.[...]
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Relationships are central to living “the good life.” Most of us want to find ways to improve our relationships – including with partners, children, parents, other family, friends, people at work or in our communities.[...]
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Relationships are central to living “the good life.” Most of us want to find ways to improve our relationships – including with partners, children, parents, other family, friends, people at work or in our communities.[...]

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