July 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Ethical Culture Leader Arthur Dobrin, also a social activist and professor (Hofstra University), will engage us in interaction with some of his original work from poems, novels, aphorisms, and children’s stories.

book with pages like birds (Uma painting)

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Music by Lindsey Wilson.  Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

“Whatever good there is in the world I inherit from the courage and work of those who went before me. I, in turn, have a responsibility to make things better for those who will inherit the earth from me.”
— Arthur Dobrin

Arthur Dobrin has a wide range of experience in teaching, human rights activism, and writing.  Excerpted from Wikipedia:

At Hofstra University, he taught African literature, social work, moral education, religion and human rights in the New College. He taught in the freshman program, and after retirement in 2012, returned to teach business and journalism ethics as an adjunct professor.


Dobrin has also been a visiting scholar at Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; Kisii College, Kisii, Kenya; the Gusii Technical College, Kisii, Kenya; and Claflin University in South Carolina.


Dobrin was the co-founder of Amnesty International USA Group #74, the co-founder of the Long Island Interracial Alliance for a Common Future, and the director of the Encampment for Citizenship in Montana and Arizona. He is a member of the Ethics Committee at Winthrop-University Hospital and the Garden City Clergy Fellowship. He is also a member of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Faith Leaders Advisory Council and the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Community Council.


Arthur Dobrin has authored, co-authored and edited more than 20 books, including books in ethics and children’s books including Spelling God with Two O’sEthics for Everyone: How to Improve Your Moral Intelligence, and Business Ethics: The Right Way to Riches. He is also the author of more than 100 poems and articles that have appeared in journals, magazines and newspapers. He has a weekly blog on Psychology today called Am I right which explores thoughts and opinions on how to live an ethical life. Together with his wife Lyn, they also write about honeymoons and romantic travel.

Our Ethics Matters theme for July and August is The Art of Ethics: how the arts and daily living reflect our ethical ideals.

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.  Members and regular visitors: please bring some snacks to share.


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