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 [...]

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 [...]

Tree of Knowledge Virtual Decoration and Celebration

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Join Margaret Downey and Hugh Taft-Morales for our annual Tree of Knowledge event. This year we’re hosting Phill Zuckerman, whose books include What It Means to Be Moral, The Nonreligious, and Living the Secular Life. He is also executive director of Humanist Global Charity. Gary Stockdale, a two-time Emmy-nominated composer, songwriter, and singer, will perform. [...]

Introduction to Ethical Humanism

This month Hugh will explore Ethical Humanism through a Zoom tour of the American Ethical Union (AEU) website. The AEU is the federating organization of Ethical Culture responsible for training leaders, facilitating networking among Ethical Societies, and acting as the national face of our movement. Come find out more about our unique brand of humanism. [...]

Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson

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The final discussion of Ed Ericson’s book (Chapter 9, Afterward, and Appendix) will introduce some modern leaders, including Al Black, Matthew Ies Spetter, Judith Espenscheid, Don Montagna, Lois Kellerman, Michael Franch, and Judy Toth. We’ll also discuss Ericson’s 1967 testimony before the Armed Services Committee. Join Hugh on Zoom. If you’d prefer to participate in [...]

On Good Behavior (Winning and Losing)

Are there ethical ways to win and lose? Do adults engaged in high-stakes contests maintain the “good sport” habits we are taught growing up? How do victorious and defeated candidates and political partisans respond to the results of elections? Though the sports analogies that dominate our national culture are about competition, we must grow ever [...]

Introduction to Ethical Humanism

Be part of a small group conversation, led by Hugh Taft-Morales, about our Ethical Society community, history, and philosophy. This informal gathering is open to everyone. Join online HERE.