Ethical Society of Philadelphia
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia
1906 South Rittenhouse Square, (215) 735-3456,

As Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, I welcome you to our website! I invite you to explore it to find out about our programs, community, and historic building on the southwest corner of Rittenhouse Square. Ethical Humanism, a humanist, religious and educational movement, has nurtured religious humanism and contributed to progressive causes for well over a century. Founded in 1885 as the Philadelphia Ethical Society, we are a member of the American Ethical Union. Our local organization offers a place where we partner with groups that share our values, such as Amnesty International and Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

At the heart of the Ethical Society is our Sunday morning program that offers inspiration to help us live closer to our ethical ideals. Only by visiting and getting to know us can you see how we try to honor the worth of every individual, nurture human relationships and ethical community, and build social justice.

Join us in community, or contact me individually:
or 301-580-1481

Sincerely, Hugh Taft-Morales
Leader, Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia

Leader Hugh Taft-Morales

What's New

EHSoP's November Newsletter

The November issue of our newsletter Ethical Views is now online. Read it for a brief description of our schedule of Sunday 11 AM programs and other activities. Note: Previous Ethical Views are available on the Library/Newsletters page.

Also in this issue:

  • Nick Sanders on Values Clarification
  • Report on American Ethical Union activities
  • ESHoP'ers at Climate Change March
  • What Are Your Ethical Commitments?
  • Shadow Play Exhibit in Collier Room
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This Month's Highlights

An Ethical Thanksgiving

The Platform program ends early for our Humanist Thanksgiving feat for members and friends from Noon to 2 PM. Please sign up to bring food (side dishes to with turkey, desserts, and beverages). If you would like to share a Thanksgiving reading, please let Hugh know by November 16 what you would like to share. Cost: $15 or $10 with food to share. RSVP for dinner by November 16.
Sunday, November 23, Noon

Ethical Music: First Concert on the Square

Musical works that relate to humanist philosophy and values will be presented in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts, featuring music and lively discussion and a post-concert reception. Brought to you by ESHoP and pianist Rollin Wilber's Fine Art Music Company [FAMC], the first program will be Sounds of Our Cultural Crossroads: A classical thanks-giving of music, offering works by William Kroll, Roy Harris, Rebecca Clarke, John Corigliano, and Antonin Dvorak. General Admission: $25, EHSoP members, students and seniors: $15. Details here.
Sunday, November 30, 3:00 PM

Introduction to Ethical Humanism
A regular class for newcomers, old-timers -- and the simply curious. Hosted by Leader Hugh Taft-Morales. Ask questions and share reflections over wine and cheese. Open to the public, but please RSVP to
Sunday, November 2, 7:00 PM

Shadow Play Exhibition
A show of pastel paintings and photographs by Ethical Views newsletter layout artist Janice Moore continues until December 31 in the Collier Room.

Dates to remember
Recent Changes marked in red

Sunday, November 2
Platform: Hunger of Body & Conscience, Hugh Taft-Morales, 11 AM
Intro to Ethical Humanism, Hugh Taft-Morales, 7 PM

Monday, November 3
Relationship Group, 7 PM

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day: VOTE!

Wednesday, November 5
Education Committee , 6:30 PM
Ethical Action Committee, 7:45 PM

Sunday, November 9
Performance: Dumpling & the Leprechaun, Play by Pat McGeever, 11:00 AM

Wednesday, November 12
Finance Committee, 5:30 PM
Community Committee, 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 13
CC Hearing Loss Assoc., Pat McGeever, 6:30 PM

Sunday, November 16
Platform: Autonomy & Interrelatedness, Hugh Taft-Morales, 11:00 AM
Relationship Group, 3:30 PM

Wednesday, November 19
ESHoP Board , 6:30 PM

Thursday, November 20
Amnesty International, 7:00 PM

Sunday, November 23
Platform: Health Democracy, Paul Glover, 11:00 AM
An Ethical Thanksgiving, Noon

Sunday, November 30
Platform: Once More Into the Breach: The War on ISIS, Arnold Fishman, 11 AM
An Ethical Concert, Rollin Wilbur, 3 PM

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