Thursdays: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29 from 7-9pm — this schedule is changed from the one announced earlier.
In a multicultural world, it’s important to recognize that ethics has some universal qualities and some distinct, cultural shaping. Nearly every religion has some version of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” or “don’t do to others what you don’t want others to do to you.” Yet beyond that, there are differences rooted in culture.
In four sessions, Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Society for Ethical Culture, will guide participants on a quick tour of how ethics is similar and different in each of the world’s religions. She will “keep it simple” as we try to understand others and ourselves:
* May 18: The western religions, especially the Abrahamic monotheisms (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) and their predecessors and successors
* June 1: The eastern faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism
* June 15: Primal faiths, the guiding values for indigenous peoples
* June 29: New religions, including a wide variety like the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and Ethical Culture
Join us for one or more sessions – you’ll get the most out of this series by attending all or most sessions, but this is not mandatory.