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Local Events

by Louise
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Do you have an event you would like us to share? Email the info to Communications Coordinator Louise Jett at ljett@ethicalsocietywestchester.org. Sunday, 9/14/19 – Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival – Come out for the Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival and support fellow ECSW member, Nora Freeman, who will be there with her latest jewelry creations. […]

Ethical Culture Society of Essex County Statement on Immigration

by Louise

Statement prepared by the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County Social Action Committee, 516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040www.EssexEthical.org, ecsec.nj@gmail.com, 973-763-1905Zia Durrani, Society President, and Meredith Sue Willis, Social Action Committee Chair We are increasingly appalled by our nation’s immigration policies that demonize and criminalize people looking for asylum, for a refuge from oppression, […]

The Humanist case for abolishing the death penalty

by Louise

By Bart Worden, Leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester and Executive Director of the American Ethical Union, a national organization devoted to ethics and social justice. An actor friend of mine was distressed when she noticed a saying on a plaque on our living room wall. It read, “What one does, one becomes.” […]

After Pulse and Parkland, let’s put our faith in ethics

by Louise

By Bart Worden Last week the country mourned as we remembered the 49 who were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Two days earlier, we witnessed more lives lost at Virginia Beach. Politicians once again offered thoughts and prayers but, as has become increasingly clear, prayers are not putting an end to senseless violence. […]

Edward L. Ericson: A Lifetime of Humanist Service

by Louise

By Bart Worden, Leader, Ethical Culture Society of Westchester The American Ethical Union will honor Edward L. Ericson with the Felix Adler Lifetime Achievement Award at our 104th Assembly this June. While the award recognizes Ericson’s dedication to growing the Ethical Culture Movement, he is also highly influential in the broader humanist movement through his writings, […]

Marjory Stoneman Douglas wins 2019 Elliott-Black Award

by Louise

The American Ethical Union is proud to announce that our 2019 Elliott-Black Award will be presented to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Florida for being an inspiration and a model for millions of Americans in response to great tragedy. The Elliott-Black Award is the highest honor that the AEU bestows to organizations […]

Statement on Alabama’s “Human Life Protection Act”

by Louise

The American Ethical Union (AEU) condemns the passage and signing into law of the Alabama “Human Life Protection Act.” This law, far from honoring human life, profoundly restricts the bodily autonomy of pregnant people; is a bill of rights for rapists and abusers; puts the lives of pregnant people at risk; upends basic moral principles; […]

AEU now offers Individual Membership

by Louise
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The American Ethical Union is excited to offer Individual Memberships! What is Individual Membership?As an Individual Member, you can strengthen the voice of Ethical Humanism and support the Ethical Movement’s efforts to support a more just and compassionate world for all. Individual Membership with the American Ethical Union is open to everyone, including those who […]

Join the AEU 104th Assembly in Tampa

by Louise
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You’re invited to the American Ethical Union’s 104th Assembly, “Reclaiming Democracy for All,” Thursday, June 20, to Sunday, June 23, in Tampa. If the government of the people is to be by and for the people, then we, the people, need to reclaim it before it slips away. Marginalized groups and women already are denied […]