Lunch with Leader Hugh – The Magic of Humanism: Growth Pt. 2

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Come gather for an informal virtual lunch and conversation. Leader Hugh Taft-Morales hosts a discussion about the 300-word entries entitled “Growth” from The Magic of Humanism, written by James Croft, Leader of the Ethical Society of St. Louis. You can get a copy of this brochure here: https://ethicalstl.org/who-we-are/what-is-ethical-humanism/the-magic-of-humanism/ or you can email LeaderHugh@phillyethics.org. Please join at tiny.cc/phillyethics

Introduction to Ethical Humanism

Join Hugh Taft-Morales for an introduction to Ethical Humanism. The informal session is particularly for newcomers, but all are welcome! This month Hugh discusses the connection between Ethical Culture and the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Join at www.tiny.cc/phillyethics

Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson

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Hugh Taft-Morales continues his group exploration of The Humanist Way, by Ethical Culture Leader Ed Ericson. On October 4 we’ll focus on chapter 3, about the forerunners of humanism. On October 18 we’ll delve into chapter 4, which looks at the more modern expressions of humanism that developed within Ethical Culture societies. If you are [...]

On Good Behavior

Join Hugh Taft-Morales and members of Friends in the City (FiTC) for another series of “On Good Behavior.” On October 5 we’ll discuss “Being Wrong: The Virtues of Humility and Doubt.” On October 19 the topic is “Being Mortal,” with wisdom drawn from Atul Gawande’s book of the same name. Join at www.tiny.cc/phillyethics

Book Discussion: My Grandmother’s Hands

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Members of the Baltimore and Philadelphia Ethical Societies are invited to join a five-session circle exploring My Grandmother's Hands, by psychotherapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem. This book examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. Sarah Tielemans from the New York Ethical Society will host. Registration deadline is October 4 [...]

Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson

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Hugh Taft-Morales continues his group exploration of The Humanist Way, by Ethical Culture Leader Ed Ericson. On October 4 we’ll focus on chapter 3, about the forerunners of humanism. On October 18 we’ll delve into chapter 4, which looks at the more modern expressions of humanism that developed within Ethical Culture societies. If you are [...]

On Good Behavior

Join Hugh Taft-Morales and members of Friends in the City (FiTC) for another series of “On Good Behavior.” On October 5 we’ll discuss “Being Wrong: The Virtues of Humility and Doubt.” On October 19 the topic is “Being Mortal,” with wisdom drawn from Atul Gawande’s book of the same name. Join at www.tiny.cc/phillyethics

Book Discussion: Hottentot Venus

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Join Hugh Taft-Morales for a discussion of Barbara Chase-Riboud’s novel Hottentot Venus. It’s the story of a resilient woman burdened by prejudices that follow her from a village in South Africa to a Europe that exoticizes and exploits her. As the Washington Post put it, Chase-Riboud “conjures the pain of some of the most sensitive and hurtful relations between [...]

Book Discussion: Hottentot Venus

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Join Hugh Taft-Morales for a discussion of Barbara Chase-Riboud’s novel Hottentot Venus. It’s the story of a resilient woman burdened by prejudices that follow her from a village in South Africa to a Europe that exoticizes and exploits her. As the Washington Post put it, Chase-Riboud “conjures the pain of some of the most sensitive and hurtful relations between [...]

Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson

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The series continues with a Nov. 8 discussion of Chapters 5 and 6 on the values of Ethical Humanism and moral creativity. Chapters 7 and 8, which deal with inclusion and the ideal of Ethical Democracy, are the focus on Nov. 22. You are welcome to join even if you missed earlier meetings. If these [...]