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Donations Needed for Winter Festival

by Louise

WE NEED GLOVES! LOTS AND LOTS OF GLOVES! Time to collect up items for the Box Party part of the Winter Festival. We need all the usual items, but most especially men’s gloves. We also need men’s hats and socks. Please also collect up any travel size toiletries you may have. This is a great […]

Local Events

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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. Upcoming Aging in Place Events Writing Group – Informal writing group, led by member Lew Sunderland – Generally every three weeks. All members are invited to attend. Please contact Aging in Place at 319-1609 […]

Ethical NYC Seeks New Leader

by Louise

The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) is seeking a Leader to serve as a spiritual, pastoral, and educational guide and advisor to the membership, and to perform outreach to increase our visibility, acting as the voice of the Society in New York City. The Leader will also develop collaborative relationships with groups that […]

2019 Assembly Keynote Programs

by Louise

At the 104th AEU Assembly, held in Tampa, FL June 20-23, 2019, we were inspired by a keynote program that included Carlos Guillermo Smith, Florida House Representative, and Howard Simon, former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida. Below are videos from the program. This post originally appeared at aeu.org.

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 […]