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Sunday Platform Meeting – “I’m a Believer”

February 19, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

What does it mean for a humanist to be a “believer?” Aren’t we the non-believers? Join Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader of the Washington Ethical Society, as she explores what belief means for Ethical Culturists, especially in times like these. Amanda Poppei has served as Senior Leader of the Washington Ethical Society since 2008. She is […]

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Sunday Platform Meeting – Darwin Day Celebration

February 12, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come join us as we listen to three brief audio recordings about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, each followed by discussion of the ethical implications of his work.   Ethics for Children: Junior class will watch a short film about Muslim scientists and inventors and have a discussion around the importance of collaboration […]

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First Friday Film: “The Brainwashing of My Dad”

January 6, 2017 7:30 PM

Please join us for our First Friday Film pick, “The Brainwashing of My Dad” followed by discussion. Jen Senko, the filmmaker, plans to join us for the evening! As filmmaker, Ms. Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind […]

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Sunday Platform Meeting: “Bridging the Spiritual Divide”

December 4, 2016 10:30 am - 11:45 am

The Ethical Society is a nontheistic organization whose members are primarily Humanist, agnostic, atheist, or freethinker in their perspective yet are often engaging with others who espouse traditional religious beliefs in their work for social justice and social caring. While this is in keeping with the aspiration, “Diversity in Creed, Unanimity in Deed,” the actual […]

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Sunday Meeting: “My Life as a Syrian Activist”

October 30, 2016 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Our guest speaker will be Ahed Festuk, a 29-year-old activist from Aleppo, Syria. Mary Refling of the Westchester Refugee Task Force will join her. During the revolution, Ahed organized protests against the Assad regime, provided first aid in local hospitals, and volunteered with Catholic Relief Services to distribute emergency supplies after the civil war began. Thanks […]

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Sunday Meeting: “Climate Justice and Systemic Racism”

October 23, 2016 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Our guest will be Jim White who has been the Clergy Leader for the Essex, New Jersey and Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Societies. Jim has also worked for many years as a Mental Hygiene Lawyer and helps to lead both Bronx Climate Justice North and Congregations for Justice and Peace in Harlem. “Frontline Communities” -people of color- […]

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Sunday Platform Meeting – Felix Adler’s “Moral Instruction of Children”

October 16, 2016 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Our guest will be Allison Pratt, PhD who will speak about Felix Adler’s book, “The Moral Instruction of Children” as it relates to  psychological research of ways in which we can help children develop good moral character. Dr. Pratt has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 22 years, and is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Queensborough […]

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