The most conservative estimates say that at least 12% of the world’s population is living in “food insecurity,” i.e. consuming less than 1,800 calories per day. Perhaps even more shockingly, families in the U.S. are experiencing the same 12% rate.

Hunger begets not only pain, depression, and desperation, but financial hardship and cultural constraints as well.

This week, our Roundtable discussion will focus on the impact of widespread hunger and ways we can fulfill our ethical responsibilities to reverse its spread.

Once each month, on Sunday mornings, the Westchester Community for Ethical Culture offers a forum for discussion and debate on a wide variety of topics – some controversial, some vexing, some puzzling,
but all requiring careful examination in an ethical context. This series is known as the Living Ethics Roundtable.

It is open to WCEC members and non-members alike; there is no fee, nor any requirement to participate other than a willingness to exchange thoughts and opinions with respect and civility.
The format for the Living Ethics Roundtable sessions is simple:

  • We begin at 10:30 a.m. with a light, mid-morning refreshment – coffee, tea, pastries.
  • At 11:00 a.m., we gather in the large meeting room for a brief orientation to the day’s topic, and to distribute worksheets for discussions that will follow.
  • We then divide into two or three groups – the roundtables. Each roundtable group is moderated by a designated facilitator.

The discussions are planned to last approximately 45 minutes. Participants then reconvene in the large meeting room to share highlights and conclusions of the roundtable discourse.

Sunday, February 18
10:30 am
7 Saxon Woods Rd., White Plains, NY