Beauty and the Body

So many of us have poor relationships with our own bodies.  We are too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny, too dark, too masculine, too feminine. We have bad hair or we’re bald or we have wrinkles or pimples or tics or freckles.  We move with assistance....

The Ethics of Social Action

In Ethical Culture, we are concerned with both interpersonal ethics and social justice.  What are some of the guiding principles for choosing priorities in social action?  What are some ways to think about what we do and how we go about it? RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson...

Unpacking Ableism

We continue our month’s theme of “Widening the Circle” with a talk by an Ethics for Children alum (Northern Virginia Ethical Society), Dr. Rachel Kallem Whitman.  She writes this about her talk: Grab your wallet and take out a one-dollar bill and a...

W.E.B. Du Bois: Will the Truth Set You Free?

The author of the address is Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, who spoke to a group at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on February 7, 1949. (Thanks to Carolyn Parker for finding the text of Dr. Du Bois’ talk!) This very timely address pertains especially to the need...

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