As we face this historical moment, when cult thinking and fake news have fueled an attempted insurrection, yet grassroots organizing gives us hope in the future of multiracial democracy, we reflect on the intellectual traditions supporting a free society. What do our shared values lead us to do now in order to cultivate a world in which we bring out the best in each other and ideas are allowed to flourish without threat of violence?
A panel of ‘freethinkers’ from within our movement will draw from philosophy, history, psychology, and Ethical Culture tradition. They are Dr. David Sprintzen, Professor Emeritus at Long Island University; Christian Hayden, Leader-in-Training at the Ethical Society of St. Louis; and Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture.
Also on the program will be music from the Washington Ethical Society Chorus, DuPree and Barry Kornhauser. This program is part of our All-Ethical Societies Platform series, in which Ethical Culture societies from around the country will join together on Zoom to learn and grow together.
Note: we will have one Zoom link for the platform meeting and another for the post-platform social hour.
Donations to RYSEC for Sunday Programs in January, 2021, will be shared with the American Indian Community House (aich.org), a community-based organization which serves the needs of Native Americans residing in New York City. AICH seeks to improve the status of Native Americans and to foster inter-cultural understanding.
Please mark your check or online donation “Sunday Programs,” to be sure it’s split between our sharing partner for the month and support for the programs of the Society.