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

Ethical Society of Philadelphia classes Ethical development is a lifelong process. To support this development the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia offers courses for adults and children which help participants enhance their sense of meaning and purpose in life and to improve the ethical quality of their relationships with family, friends, co-workers and the larger community.

We offer the following classes. If you are interested or need more information, call the Society Office at 215-735-3456.

Introduction to Ethical Humanism - A Focus on Social Justice
Sunday, April 2, 7:00 PM
Newcomers and visitors are encouraged to attend an Introduction to Ethical Humanism. PES member Christian Hayden and Leader Hugh Taft-Morales will host a discussion from 7:00-8:30 PM focusing a core value of our alternative to traditional religion that we share with many progressive groups and religions: the importance of building social justice. Come enjoy a relaxed 90 minutes with wine, cheese and conversation. Please RSVP to

Youth Voices on Youth Violence: A Conversation with Public Officials and Faith Leaders. In honor of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 3-7
Monday, April 3, 7:00 PM
How do we stop the plague of gun violence in Philadelphia? Let's start by listening to those most adversely affected by this cultural disease: our young people. Come to the first in a series of civic dialogues between local youth, public officials, and faith leaders. By offering opportunities for candid, respectful conversation, the Ethical Society and Philadelphia CeaseFire hope to unlock the democratic and creative energy necessary to transform our city into its ideal: a city of brotherly and sisterly love.

Join Hugh Taft-Morales and Marla Davis Bellamy for this free event open to the public. For more information, contact Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society, or Marla Davis Bellamy, Director of Philadelphia CeaseFire.

The Constitution and Executive Power Today: A discussion with Kim Roosevelt
Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM
In the midst of travel bans and conflicts of interest, how are we to judge the constitutionality of the President's actions? Is he violating due process and/ or advancing his self-interest at the expense of the country? Are our legislators or courts likely to act? What might the future hold? Come join Hugh Taft- Morales in a discussion with Prof. Kim Roosevelt about these important questions.
The Vital Role of Shifting One's Perspective: Don't Trust The Truth!
Monday, May 1, 7:00 PM
Co-sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society and the Philadelphia Ethical Society, this dialogue is stimulated by a profound 52 minute video presentation by Tricia Wang entitled Don't Trust The Truth! Watch it on YouTube.

Inspired by Wang's guidance, we will explore the importance of shifting our perspective to build understanding so we can improve our work, our designs, and our policies. What are the benefits, prospects, techniques, and challenges of shifting one's perspective? Are the dangers of failing to consider and incorporate more perspectives into our thinking as embarrassing and damaging as Wang's story suggests? Can these penetrating ideas help us start to heal our currently divisive national discourse?

Can Wang's thoughts about how different perspectives collide help us understand controversies about fake news? Is assuming truth based on a single perspective without the hard work of considering multiple and sometimes conflicting perspectives ever trustworthy? Can Wang's insights help us navigate the post-truth era to build broader understanding and more effective action?

RSVP via the Philadelphia Ethical Society Meetup page, where you will find more information and links.

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