A question I am often asked is in regard to the Golden Rule of Ethical Culture: “Act so as to elicit the best of others and thereby elicit the best of themselves as well.” The question is, “How do you know what is best?”

I believe the best chance of discovering what is best will happen in interpersonal interactions in which the parties involved establish a deeply intimate connection, one that allows each to lower defenses and appreciate the qualities of the other person. In this talk, I’ll share some ideas about intimacy and the ways our intimate relationships shape our ethical lives.

I hope you join me.

Bart Worden

This is a hybrid Platform. You can join on Zoom or in person.

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Bart Worden has been the clergy leader for the Westchester Community for Ethical Culture since 1998 and the Executive Director of the American Ethical Union, the national federation of Ethical Culture and Ethical Humanist Societies, since 2012. Bart is, in addition, a Social Worker who has worked with programs that help people recover from psychiatric disabilities. As the child of parents who were invested in good behavior and as a father of two boys and an administrator, Bart has had numerous opportunities to consider punishment as a parental or supervisory tool.