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Faith and Humanism

Faith and Humanism

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...

Every Little Bit Helps

Every Little Bit Helps

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

AEU Anti-Racism Book Dialogues 2021-22

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?

What’s an Ethical Society For?

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

Inspired by Those Unlike Us

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...

Between Times

Between Times

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...

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