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Video August 14, 2022

Merle Hoffman: Abortion, Love, Power, and Resistance

Merle will discuss personal, political, psychological, and philosophical reflections of her 51-year journey as one…
Ethics in Action August 12, 2022

August 31: Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Writing w/ Third Act NYC: Help Georgians Fight Voter Suppression

Join Ethical NYC's Ethical Action Committee and our friends at Third Act NYC on August…
Announcements August 12, 2022

Anti-Racist Seminar Series Begins Sept. 17: ‘The Fire Next Time: Creating Brave Spaces’ with Terrence Coffie

Join the New York Society for Ethical Culture for The Fire Next Time: Creating Brave Spaces,…
Announcements August 11, 2022

September 14: ‘The Gavel Heard Around the World: Global Reproductive Rights After Roe’

Now that the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the world is…
Video August 7, 2022
Nori Rost: ‘After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Who Shall We Be?’
Ethics in Action August 6, 2022
Give and Volunteer to Fight Food Insecurity: Join Our Good Neighbor Initiative Today!
Ethics in Action August 2, 2022
Volunteer Today: Giving Ourselves to Social Service with SSB
Leaders' Blog August 1, 2022
Review – ‘Fascism: A Warning’ by Madeleine Albright
Video July 31, 2022
Stephanie McGraw: From Dirt to Destiny
Video July 24, 2022
Richard Koral: Ethical Culture as a National Movement
Video July 24, 2022
AEU All-Society Platform: ‘All Hands on Deck: Volunteers Across the Ethical Movement’
Announcements July 18, 2022
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Membership Committee Meeting
17 August 2022 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Literature Discussion – ‘The Vagrants’ by Yiyun Li

Great Literature Discussion – ‘The Vagrants’ by Yiyun Li

Literary works will be discussed based on what can be found in the text in order to enrich each other’s interpretation of the novel/novella. All are welcome to join and...

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17 August 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AEU Nonviolence and Gun Safety Salon (Online)

AEU Nonviolence and Gun Safety Salon (Online)

This Salon will be an examination of the phenomenon of mass shootings in America and an urgent call to implement evidence-based strategies to stop these tragedies. Click to join at...

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17 August 2022 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leader’s Roundtable: Are You an Innie or an Outie?

Leader’s Roundtable: Are You an Innie or an Outie?

Bring your lunch and join Leader Dr. Nori Rost and members for an engaging round-table discussion on the issues of the day and recommended readings. This week: Introverts and Extroverts—what...

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18 August 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Circle (Online)

Community Circle (Online)

A Community Circle is a discussion circle of up to ten Society Members who meet regularly, usually twice monthly, to thoughtfully explore important ethical/spiritual issues in ways that bring out...

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19 August 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm