The Path of Belonging

Our Ethics Matters themes are ways of exploring different ways of inspiring ethical living.  We are all different people, so we have different ways of being inspired. In life, we tend to walk the same paths we’ve always walked.  One benefit of community and...

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...

Quotes on Death and Dying

We’ve had a couple of requests for quotations used in the Sunday, April 10, Platform Meeting, Remaking Our Relationship with the Dead. Opening Reading: “Every life is meaningful in the linkage of life with life. We are each part of a community that...

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

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...

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...

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