4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Curiosity has both a positive and a negative side. Failure to be curious can lead to a failure of empathy for others, to understanding them as they are and not as we assume they are or should be. When faced with fear, failure to engage our curiosity can keep us stuck. Yet curiosity can bring us trouble, as well. Consider the myth of Pandora, whose curiosity unleashed, according to the story, the evils of the world: sadness, poverty, misery, disease, and death. And there’s the old adage about “curiosity killed the cat.”
Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on how we might nurture informed curiosity in our children and ourselves.
Our Ethics Matters theme for May is curiosity: the practice of moving from fear to open-mindedness and open-heartedness.
11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another. We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30. After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks. Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!
Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!