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Some say the food system is broken and needs to be fixed. Karen Washington begs to differ; she believes it is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do, exploiting cheap labor and dumping cheap food in impoverished neighborhoods. How else can you explain poverty and hunger in the richest nation in the world? Karen joined us to peel back the true meaning of food justice as people fight for a food system that is equitable and just.

Green New Deal for New York Accountability Forum March 20th

Join a coalition of environmental and community groupsf or a town hall style forum to question Governor Cuomo, Attorney General James and Comptroller DiNapoli, and City-wide elected leaders such as Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer and Speaker Johnson about the accelerating climate crisis. Our state and local elected officials must act now.

Hear what our electeds plan to do to confront the climate crisis as we put the peoples' questions to them. Together, let’s show them our movement will hold them accountable to achieve the bold, transformational action our communities need! RSVP here.

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.

February Banner - Black Lives Matter

With this banner we reaffirm our support for the Black Lives Matter movement and proclaim our long history of fighting for social justice. Alas, recent events have shown us that racism is alive and kicking and tolerated by far too many Americans. We take a stand against this hatred, calling for the resignations of any and all elected officials who violate the human rights of others.

Felix Adler had it right—worth and dignity is the key to happiness and the key to spiritual experience. Calvin Chatlos (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers University) explains how his Human Faith Project has developed a process for you to open to spiritual experience. Learn how we are all “hard-wired” for spiritual experience and how evolution made it happen.

February Outlook Now Available

Our February 2019 Ethical Outlook newsletter is now available. Check out the great events we have coming up throughout the month!

In the United States, there are 100,000 individuals needing a healthy kidney. The shortage is especially disconcerting given that since organ transplantation became sound medical treatment, we have never had better technology—while so little occasion—to avail ourselves of it. In response to the crisis it has become increasingly popular to furnish compelling arguments for legalizing the sale of kidneys.

Leader Joe Chuman spoke with journalist and photographer Eric Etheridge about the new edition of his book Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, a photo-history of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders. The book includes the mug shots of all 329 Riders arrested in Jackson that year, along with contemporary portraits and profiles of more than 90 Riders.

Register Now! Winter Writers' Workshops Begin January 15th & 17th

Tuesdays or Thursdays this winter, try your hand at personal non-fiction writing in a 9-week Joy of Personal Writing series of classes led by member Elaine Berman Gurney. Join a supportive group of writers--some just starting and others more experienced--to learn basic and advanced writing skills. Writers of all experience levels are welcome!

Leader Anne Klaeysen examines recent calls for criminal justice reform and their chances for success, as well as the role we can play to right past wrongs.

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