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.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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.