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 [...]

Helping Immigrants and Refugees Build New Lives

Margaret O’Sullivan Director, Nationalities Service Center The Nationalities Service Center (NSC) provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, whom it considers a critical part of the fabric of life in the United States. The NSC believes that all immigrants and refugees have the right to lives of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities, and meaningful connections [...]

Humanist Thanksgiving

Hugh Taft-Morales Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society Join Hugh for mindfulness, music, readings, and reflections of gratitude. Depending on weather and other variables we may hold an informal gathering in Rittenhouse Square for fully vaccinated Society members at 12:30 PM, after the Zoom platform. Check the Weekly Announcements or email Hugh for updates. Join here online [...]

Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson

PA

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 [...]

Experiencing Community at the Philadelphia Ethical Society

Join us for an extended virtual coffee hour and—as we emerge (hopefully) from Covid isolation—share the highlights of the past 20 months with your best visuals. We’ll also play a few fun games. Join at www.tiny.cc/phillyethics

The Voices of Women

Hugh Taft-Morales Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society Every month for the last year, Hugh read a book by a woman novelist. These writers offer compelling insights into their own external and interior lives and distinct perspectives on the wider world around them. Yet their work too often is marginalized in our still male-centric society. Come hear [...]

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 [...]