A Great Storm Is Over

Jone Johnson Lewis Writing on Inauguration Day, 2021 While my mind wants to believe today that we are waking up after a nightmare, this was a period that caused incredible damage.  (I’m remembering that the outgoing president’s inaugural address four years...

Alternative Futures

Brueggemann, a Protestant Biblical scholar and theologian, stood for religion as providing a alternative narrative to forces of nationalism, militarism, and consumerism. While I do not share his Christian faith, I do share his basic commitment to the idea that in order to make change, we need counter-narratives to “this is how it is and how it always shall be.”

Imagining Democracy

Thursday, January 7, 2021 Like many others, I was glued to watching and reading news yesterday.  I woke up celebrating that the turnout in Georgia was so large. I could not go to sleep until the certification process was finished. Do I think democracy is dead because...

A Time to Imagine New Ways

As the New Year begins, how can we use our imaginations to help create a world that is more livable, loving, just, and peaceful?

The Good Life: Finding Ethical Community

Relationships are part of what makes us happy and healthy, and able to participate in constructive ways in the world.  Finding an ethical community like this Ethical Culture Society is one way that some find the friends they need after transitions in life.  Have you...

Holidays at the Turning of the Year

At the time of the turning of the year, a question I often get asked by people outside of Ethical Culture is, “What kind of holidays does an Ethical Society celebrate?” Or, sometimes more specifically, “What do you do about Christmas?” When I...

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