Ethical Living and Learning

Ethics has been described as living “the good life” — a balanced life that is personally fulfilling and engaged in good works.  Are you interested in engaging in the lifelong learning that enables us to live “the good life”?  The Society for Ethical Culture hosts events, groups, workshops, classes and social events that help us develop individually to live the “good life” — a personally fulfilling life and a life engaged in good works.

Currently scheduled:

Coming Soon:

  • Thinking Systems: the interconnections of sustainability, peace and justice, and of our personal behavior and systemic structures
  • Preparing Your Ethical Will (beyond your material possessions, what values and ideals do you want to pass on?)
  • Compassionate Communication: workshop and practice for communicating at the level of our deepest human needs, understanding and sharing feelings, and mutually choosing strategies that honor the needs of all
  • Autobiography Writing for Seniors (a structured approach to understanding your life and writing about it, for yourself and/or to pass along to your friends and family)
  • Humanist Community for Young Adults: a weekend program for young adults (ages 18-35) creating and being part of ethical and humanist communities
  • The Essentials of Felix Adler (writings from the founder of the first Ethical Society) – learning about how Ethical Culture got founded, and thinking about what of the founding ideas are still valuable and which are outdated and need to be rethought

Programs from the recent past or on the drawing board for the next year or two:

  • Caring Economy: Redefining Economic Success
  • Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability
  • education to better understand social issues and how to make change
  • parenting workshops
  • improving interpersonal communication
  • using science to understand our universe
  • art and music to inspire and entertain
  • social events to make and strengthen friendships

Upcoming Opportunities

Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm An Beal Bocht
Free-ranging casual discussion of ethical issues that are alive for you, and an opportunity to meet and interact with others interested in ethical issues.  Join us and, if you like, have something to drink and/or[...]
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meeting House
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Author: Ibram X. Kendi If you want to oppose racism in today’s America, you’ll want to understand how anti-black racist ideas developed and[...]
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Using TV phenomenon Star Trek as a guide, this workshop will explore how we can think beyond the moral horizon of our time and imagine a better future. You’ll practice harnessing your moral imagination and[...]
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month.  Please join us! $15 at the door, includes a cup of hot or, in season, iced coffee. [...]

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