Faith and Humanism
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Jun 6, 2022 | Featured, Leader's Message, News
What has "faith" got to do with humanism? Our theme this month (June 2022) is Renewing Hope. The concept of "faith" is related to hope, though not exactly the same. Some years ago, at a workshop on how congregations can work on social justice work, I introduced...
Quotes on Death and Dying
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Apr 11, 2022 | Leader's Message, News
Every Little Bit Helps
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Nov 22, 2021 | Ethics in Action, Leader's Message, News
November 22, 2021 from Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader Do you have 15-60 minutes to help make a difference against climate change? You can help New York state work towards a just transition to a more sustainable, green economy by writing three letters this week. The...
AEU Anti-Racism Book Dialogues 2021-22
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Oct 2, 2021 | Leader's Message, News
I'm pleased to announce that the American Ethical Union (the federation of Ethical Societies in the USA) is once again sponsoring a series of anti-racism book (and article and TED Talk) dialogues. They're a wonderful opportunity to learn more, and to meet folks...
What’s an Ethical Society For?
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Sep 13, 2021 | Featured, Leader's Message, News
What is an Ethical Society for? We live in a larger world that increasingly encourages polarization, to privilege those who are already powerful while treating as disposable those who are not, and to economically value a narrow range of “productivity” over work that...
Inspired by Those Unlike Us
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Aug 16, 2021 | Featured, Leader's Message, News
Alicia Garza wrote, "I'm so inspired when I see people who have a way that they do things, have a way that they think about the world, and they're courageous enough to be open to listening to what the experiences are of so many of us who want to live in a world that's...
When Our Intuition Fails
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Aug 2, 2021 | Leader's Message, News
When Our Intuition Fails - by Jone Johnson Lewis (substack.com)
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Jul 26, 2021 | Featured, Leader's Message, News
by Jone Johnson Lewis | Jul 12, 2021 | Leader's Message, News
In March of 2020, our Ethical Society, like so many institutions, suddenly shifted how it operated. It was a crisis, and we had to shift right away, without time for planning. What followed was a mixture of adaptation and innovation, with individuals and our Society...