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Announcements December 5, 2022

Music at Noon: Free Concert Series in December

Join us each week in December for a free mid-day concert in historic Adler Hall:…
Video December 4, 2022

Nori Rost: ‘The Sky is Falling: How Can We End Gun Violence in Our Communities?’

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary…
Youth & Family November 28, 2022

December 4: YEE Ethical Deed with Deepali Srivastava

Deepali Srivastava of Writefully Ours leads Young Ethical Explorers to explore their writing and shares opportunities for…
Video November 26, 2022

Vince Brancato: My Own Book Fund Helps Kids Learn to Love Reading

My Own Book, a non-profit co-managed by the New York Society for Ethical Culture’s Social…

Ethics in Action

Ethics in Action November 3, 2022

Give and Volunteer to Fight Food Insecurity: Join Our Good Neighbor Initiative Today!

Amid inflation and the lingering pandemic, food insecurity is rampant in NYC, especially for the…
Ethics in Action September 30, 2022

Give Now: Cold Weather Clothing Drive for Migrants Bussed to NYC

As you may have seen in the news, right-wing politicians in southern border states like…
Ethics in Action September 9, 2022

My Own Book: Call for Volunteers Who Love Reading and Kids!

Help children build their home libraries and learn to love reading. My Own Book, a…
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…

Youth & Family

Youth & Family November 28, 2022

December 4: YEE Ethical Deed with Deepali Srivastava

Deepali Srivastava of Writefully Ours leads Young Ethical Explorers to explore their writing and shares opportunities for…
Video November 6, 2022

‘My Family Story’ with Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth

Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth joined us for November's First Sundays Intergenerational Gathering to share her family story!…
Youth & Family October 27, 2022


Young Ethical Explorers' Calendar offers support for a:  GREEN HOLIDAY SEASON AHEAD.  Families of all…
Photos October 17, 2022

Joy and Light at Stony Point Getaway

Here are some images from a weekend at Stony Point with Young Ethical Explorer Families…

Leader's Blog

Leaders' Blog October 4, 2022

Leader Nori Rost at Ethical Austin: Fighting for Abortion Justice and ‘Just Walking Each Other Home’

As many of you may know, last weekend I traveled to Austin, TX to give…
Leaders' Blog August 1, 2022

Review – ‘Fascism: A Warning’ by Madeleine Albright

The Former Secretary of State alerts us to the dangers America faces at this perilous…
Leaders' Blog June 29, 2022

Living in Liminal Times

We are living in liminal times; caught in a moment between what used to be…
Leaders' Blog May 26, 2022

We No Longer Have to Hide, and The Military is Better For It

A couple of years ago, when I served a Unitarian Universalist church in Colorado Springs,…

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Cancelled – Leader’s Roundtable (Hybrid)

Notice: This week's Roundtable has been cancelled. We'll see you next week! ********** Bring your lunch and join Leader Dr. Nori Rost and members for an engaging round-table discussion on...

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08 December 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Rev. Dr. Jé Exodus Hooper: Spelling XthiQ-All with Everyone

In-person and online! In a time where congregational life is in decline and words such as, community or belonging can feel spoken in vain. How must we speak and live-out...

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11 December 2022 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Young Ethical Explorers Ethical DEED: Amnesty International Write for Rights Campaign

Join us for a special workshop of ethical deed with Deepali Srivastava of Writefully Ours, who leads YEE in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights Campaign. Newcomers are always welcome! To join,...

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11 December 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ethics and the Theater Encore: ‘Hillary and Clinton’ by Lucas Hnath

Our long-running staged reading and talkback series continues! A woman named Hillary is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Losing ground to her charismatic young opponent, she turns to her...

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11 December 2022 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Practical Ethics (Hybrid)

What is an ethical approach to life and living? We all want to be ethical in our relationships and to do what’s right.  But life just offers dilemmas and murky choices.  So,...

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12 December 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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