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...

Stories and Story-Telling

It’s November, and stories are part of this month. Whether thinking about writing fiction (#NaNoWriMo) or about the cultural stories of Thanksgiving and what they cover up, we understand the power of stories to tell truth or cover truth.

What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Healing?

Many people who come to an Ethical Culture Society come from an experience of another religion.  They sometimes leave because their old faith isn’t big enough for their new ideas, or because the old faith didn’t accept them as who they are, or because they came to...

Ethics Matters: Promises

This month’s theme is “promises.” What do promises have to do with ethics? They’re central!

Ethics Matters: Hospitality

Radical Hospitality and Ethical Culture – Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader In 1873, a young Felix Adler, recently returned from Germany with a doctorate in Semitics, spoke to his father’s congregation, Temple Emanuel, in New York City. Felix Adler was only 22 years...

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