Paths of Courage: Heroes and Saints
As we focus in October on the ethical path of courage, RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will reflect on two of the models or archetypes of living with courage: heroes and “saints.” We usually think of a hero as someone who stands out and leads the way, who meets adversity and danger with courage and strength, whether for glory and fame, or for the common good. While “saint” is often used in particular religious contexts, we’ll be considering a more universal sense of those who embody the values in which they believe, people who embody goodness.
Contributions to "Sunday Sharing" are shared between RYSEC and this month's sharing partner as we try to contribute to making a more humane world. This month, we focus on an organization that is trying to save some environmentally-sensitive forest land in New York, with sacred landmarks from Native American heritage.
- Jone Johnson LewisLeader
Jone Johnson Lewis serves the Society as Leader (clergyperson). She has been an Ethical Culture Leader since 1991, and has been at Riverdale-Yonkers since 2015. She speaks at the Society once or twice a month, bringing together current issues, personal challenges, and ethical ideas.