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Join Us for the AEU Assembly

by Louise

The American Ethical Union 105th Assembly will be online using Zoom. • July 11-27 – AEU will host discussion sessions to review agenda items.• July 28-31 – AEU will share educational programming.• Saturday, August 1 – AEU Assembly Business Meeting.• Sunday, August 2 – AEU special platform welcoming Jé Hooper as a new Ethical Culture […]

Bart’s Blog – 6/22/2020

by Louise

Othering is, I believe, a necessary precursor to oppression. “Othering” involves what the sociologist Yiannis Gabriel has described as “casting a group, an individual or an object into the role of the ‘other’ and establishing one’s own identity through opposition to and, frequently, vilification of this Other.” It has two parts: setting one apart from […]

Join the Movement For Black Lives

by Louise

The time for action is now, people are taking to the streets, flooding social media, calling local officials and demanding justice for those who have been killed by the police all over the county and now is the time to join them. The Movement For Black Lives, and organizers mobilizing across the country, invite you to […]

Help NY Students Succeed and Graduate 🎓

by Louise

Would you like to support the success of local high school students? You can do that by becoming a mentor through the New York State Mentoring program! The New York State Mentoring Program is an initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo and chaired pro-bono by Founder, Matilda Raffa Cuomo. The program partners with schools, faith-based institutions […]

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 […]

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.

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. […]

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 […]