Opening to Joy

The holidays that dominate December tend to emphasize joy.  But joy isn’t easy for everyone.  How is joy related to living the ethical life?  Here is what Felix Adler, founder of the first Ethical Society, said about ethical living and joy: “They who make...

Post-Democratic America

The Ongoing Crisis of Democracy in the USA We are honored to have a return visit from Lincoln Mitchell, who spoke to us on the crisis of democracy in 2018. He describes his talk this time: “Despite Joe Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election, the crisis of...

Peacebuilding

RYSEC will join the Philadelphia Ethical Society in honoring the United Nations International Day of Peace!  The Ethical Society of Austin and National Ethical Service, an affiliate of the American Ethical Union, are also co-sponsoring. Hugh Taft-Morales will be...

Seeing in the Dark

How can we embrace a possible future when we are uncertain about what the future might look like? How might we learn to “see in the dark” better so that we can shape the future even as we are living into it? RYSEC Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis is our featured...

Our Commitment to Relationship

Historically and today, a central commitment in Ethical Societies is to relationship. How does this differentiate us from some other groups and philosophies of life? Where did the concept come from? How does relationship motivate our actions, as individuals and as...

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