Words That Harm

Words are powerful messages, including messages that affect us emotionally — that is a purpose of language.  We know that we feel comfort, encouragement, or trust.  When we hear some other words, we may experience fear, shame, or anxiety.  Most of us use words to try to help others, yet many resist the idea that some words may harm others.  Psychology and neuroscience confirm that some words can, indeed, harm others.  What do we do with that knowledge?RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will reflect on how taking seriously the power of language to help or harm can help us build more ethical relationships in our personal life and can help us understand some larger issues of social justice.

This Sunday is Zoom-only for the platform program. We begin the program promptly at 10:30 am ET, with gathering time from 10:15.  We will try to end by 11:30.  The Zoom room will be open until noon for socializing.

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Date

Feb 06 2022
Expired!

Time

America/New York
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Online: Zoom only

Presenter

  • Jone Johnson Lewis
    Jone Johnson Lewis
    Leader

    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.

Directions

The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is located near the Fieldston Ethical Culture School campus in the Bronx. Click for a map to find directions:

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