Courageous Space

What does it look like to be able to be in community and relationship with others who are not like us, and yet we all can be ourselves?  What courage is needed to move outside our comfort zones with respect for the worth and dignity of all?  What would a courageous...

Am I Brave Enough to Be/Mold Clay

Ethical Culture is a life orientation that centers its philosophy on the transformational potential of relationship. But how does one love, and how does one love well? Channeling different cultural beliefs and philosophies, Christian will map out how to build...

Reflecting Goliath to David: Confronting Power and Powerlessness

What does it mean to be a Jewish activist working toward a free Palestine alongside liberation for his own people? Elliot Beck, a Jewish activist and music teacher, will share his personal experiences standing against the displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank...

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,...

Cultivating Ethical Courage

This Sunday, our multigenerational program includes adults and children together and with some time in separate activities. We’ll focus on how to cultivate ethical courage — the ability to stand up for values and people. In a world of bullies on the playground and in...

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