Sunday Platforms

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Clean Water

by Tanya K. Thompson

Many of us buy bottled water or use water filters, cringing at the idea of drinking straight from the tap. But if necessary, most of us will drink from the tap when other options aren’t available– we assume that we won’t contract the deadly diseases still plaguing the populations of third world countries that are […]

On Ethical Activism (Part 2)

by Tanya K. Thompson

An important lesson journalism school taught me is that a writer should read and re-read his or her work before submitting it to the editor. But many writers are so obsessive about their work that even after a piece is published, they’ll keep re-reading it, finding a word or line that could have been phrased […]

On Ethical Activism (Part 1)

by Tanya K. Thompson

Last Sunday (5/22) the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester’s (ECSW) leader, Bart Worden, gave a thought-provoking talk on ethical activism. While most of us have an idea of what encompasses ethics, ECSW takes ethics a step further by calling us to act on our ethics. The words “ethics” and “activism” are not often paired, but […]