Assuming Good Intentions

In order to bring out the best in others (and thus in ourselves), we need to believe that the others HAVE a best to bring out! One of the first steps towards this, in any relationship, is to assume good intentions on the part of that person. Yes, there are those who...

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...

Embracing Possibility: A Colloquy

On this Labor Day Sunday, we’ll ponder how we each embrace possibility, whether in our personal life and relationships, or in how we try to build a better world.  How  are we similar, how  are we different in our journeys to a possible future?  Who does all the...

Between Times

In March of 2020, our Ethical Society, like so many institutions, suddenly shifted how it operated.  It was a crisis, and we had to shift right away, without time for planning.  What followed was a mixture of adaptation and innovation, with individuals and our Society...

Recognizing Trauma

Trauma can be physical, and it can also be emotional or psychological.  Or both.  Emotional trauma can be an individual experience, and it can also be a collective social experience.  How we respond to emotional trauma — with healing or with dysfunctional adaptations...

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