Paranoia and Politics

We live in a time when paranoia and conspiracy theories seem to dominate the political scene.  But as RYSEC Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will document, paranoia and conspiracy theories have been around U.S. politics for a very long time.  She’ll look at some of...

Living Stories: Family Myths and Personal Change

As we consider this month how we hold history, this week we’ll consider how the stories we grew up with about how life works still affect us, even when, or especially when, we aren’t conscious of those stories. RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will be speaking from the...

Holding History

This week’s colloquy will reflect on how we hold history.  With recent focus on controversies over replacing Columbus Day, a school administrator talking about including “opposing views” when teaching about the Holocaust, inclusion of topics in history class deemed...

A Tale of Two Enlightenments

The Enlightenment in Europe has often been cited as a foundation for modern humanism, human rights, and human liberation.  The Enlightenment is often lauded as the advent of the Age of Reason — and critiqued as the advent of pseudo-scientific ideas about the primary...

Remaking Our Relationship With the Dead

What are some Ethical Culture attitudes towards death? What do we think about mortality? In this program, we’ll reflect on how we honor the worth and dignity of those we’ve loved and have lost to death. DuPree’s songs, Jone Johnson Lewis’ reflections, and Barry...

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