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Eric Booth: The Verbs of Art and Religion

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The first reader of Tending the Perennials wrote: “Finally, we have the 21st century Joseph Campbell we need.” If you remove the perennial actions and inquiries of art and religion…

Ethical Outlook Newsletter – August 2021

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Our August Ethical Outlook newsletter is now available. Click here to explore the great online events we have coming up throughout the month!

July Call to Action: Fight Fossil Fuel Lobbying, Voter Suppression, Anti-Asian Hate, and More!

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Explore our list of actions you can take this month to make our city, state, country, and planet a better place! The motto of The New York Society for Ethical…

Glenn Magpantay: Responding to Anti-Asian Violence and Hate Crimes

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Join our Sunday Platform on July 11 at 11:00am to learn about issues facing Asian Americans, the recent shootings and hate crimes this past year under COVID, and what to…

Happy Malala Day!

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It's Malala's Birthday! Happy Malala Day! Let's see what's going on with Malala these days and let's take note of what's happening with her cause: Educational Equality.... Last year she…

Ethical NYC Has a New Leader: Welcome Dr. Nori Rost!

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On Sunday, May 23rd, Dr. Nori Rost delivered another Platform talk at NYSEC — to members only — after which the membership voted to ratify the unanimous vote of the…

Reflections on Immigration

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By Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader We are living in tumultuous times. Among our other ills, we are in a period of reckoning with America’s history of immigration and a long-burning…

Young Ethical Explorers First Sunday Festival: July 4th for ALL!

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July 4 |1:30 – 3pm |Zoom Young Ethical Explorers invites the Ethical Diaspora to: FIRST SUNDAYS – All ages, all Societies, all friends, and families are welcome.   ARISE TO…

VISIT our landmark meeting house for inspiring Sunday gatherings, enriching workshops, youth and family activities, Ethical Action service projects, and world-class entertainment. Then, learn more about joining our community.

Young Ethical Explorers: Virtual Time Travel (Online)

Into history...and toward the future! June’s Theme: Crafting with Ethics! YEE has moved online with Zoom, and as always, newcomers and visitors are welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs...

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Sunday Platform – Jackie Rowe-Adams: “Safety In Our Communities” (Online)

Violent crimes threaten our communities and rob our society of promising young people and decent citizens at alarming numbers each year. Prior to and continuing through the pandemic, the violence...

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Managing in the Time of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Carol Portlock

COVID-19 has created challenges for all of us. Retired oncologist Carol Portlock will review recent articles including new science of interest. Clinical psychologist Frank Corigliano will address your concerns about...

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