Event Calendar

Sunday, February 3, 2019

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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Anne Klaeysen - Humanity: From Origins to Extinction
Sunday Platform - Anne Klaeysen - Humanity: From Origins to Extinction
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Ours is but one species on this planet we call Earth. Ours is also the last remaining humanoid species, among over a dozen others, Homo Sapiens having successfully outlived (and no doubt contributed to the demise of) Neanderthals, with whom we at one time co-existed. A timeline comparing these species illustrates what a short time we have been at home on this planet, and yet we have had an impact on it far beyond all other species combined. We are facing the reality of our having despoiled our home, perhaps beyond all hope of repair.

In 2007, author Alan Weisman wrote “The World Without Us,” a book that environmentalist Bill McKibben called “one of the grandest thought experiments of our time,” and philosopher Todd May recently wrote an essay for The NY Times asking “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?” We live in a world where some people not only deny the impact that humans have had on our environment; some also deny the humanity of other people. Perhaps in those very denials we humans demonstrate our uniqueness from other species. It is not to be envied. Indeed it is something we must overcome if we are to survive.

Presider: Henryka Komanska

Shared Charity: Our Children's Trust

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Young Ethical Explorers: Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club
Young Ethical Explorers: Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join us every 1st Sunday for our Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club!

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11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 
 
12:30 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 12:30pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor

Join Leader Anne Klaeysen, Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann, newcomer host Susan Needles, and other Society members to find out who we are and what we do while enjoying a delicious lunch! This is an opportunity to ask about the Society and our philosophy, social ethics, programs, and membership. All are welcome! Please RSVP by calling ext. 1113 or at mdetermann@nysec.org

 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor