Calling Out Outrageous Lies

Hugh Taft-Morales Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society Joe Biden won the 2020 election fair and square, but the outrageous lie that the election was rigged fueled the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Though lying has long been used as a tool to gain political power, normalizing blatant lying threatens our democracy. Hugh Taft-Morales explores this [...]

Introduction to Ethical Humanism – on Zoom

Hugh Taft-Morales hosts a zoom session in September.   This informal session is particularly for newcomers, but all are welcome!  Join at    www.tiny.cc/phillyethics

Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson

PA

Those interested in the history and philosophy of Ethical Culture can join Hugh Taft-Morales over six Monday evenings to discuss The Humanist Way. On September 6 we’ll cover the forward, introduction and chapters 1 and 2. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for October 4, October 18, November 8, November 22, and December 6. RSVP to LeaderHugh@phillyethics.org.

Lunch with Leader Hugh – The Magic of Humanism: Growth

PA

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

Inside Out – An Immigration Awareness Project

Philadelphia Ethical Society 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

The Inside Out project is a nationwide participatory art initiative aimed at creating a portrait of America that highlights both our diversity and our unity. These portraits remind us that behind the policies are real people with real stories that include all Americans -- citizens, immigrants, and indigenous. And the project provides communities and local [...]

Peacebuilding

Hugh Taft-Morales Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society Since the Department of War’s creation in 1789, the United States has followed an all-too-familiar strategy: prepare for war to keep the peace. The painstaking, crucial work of peacebuilding has not received equal federal attention and resources. As weapons become more deadly and expensive, isn’t it time the federal [...]

Book Discussion: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

PA

A novel about a village that quarantines itself during the 14th century Black Death might not sound obviously appealing after 18 months of pandemic. But Hugh Taft-Morales found in this 2001 international bestseller guidance for how we live today. RSVP to LeaderHugh@phillyethics.org.

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

PA

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

People and Planet Before Profit

Philadelphia Ethical Society 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Nora Elmarzouky POWER, Climate Justice and Jobs Nora Elmarzouky, a Climate Justice organizer at POWER, will discuss POWER’s campaign to pressure elected state leaders to appoint Public Utility Commissioners who will represent people and the planet rather than profits for the fossil fuel industry. Join here online at the scheduled time.

Celebrating Courage

Hugh Taft-Morales Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society Courage often is exemplified by acts of physical bravery. Other times it is described as the absence of fear. But courage, particularly moral courage, need not involve overcoming bodily risk and suffering. And as Mark Twain put it, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.” [...]