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Joe Chuman: How Fighting Terrorism Has Changed America

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We have just passed the 20th anniversary of the terrorist assaults on the United States. That episode was a transformative event in American history. In many ways we are not…

October Call to Action: Fight Plastic Pollution in NYC and March to Remember Hurricane Sandy and Defund Climate Chaos

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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…

New Society Alliance: Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.

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Through NYSEC’s EAC, we have entered into an alliance with Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. (Stop Another Violent End), whose founder and C.E.O. Jackie Rowe-Adams, spoke at our July 25 Sunday Platform.…

Amy Wu: “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown”

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From Farms to Incubators is a multi-media platform that uses documentary, video, photography, and the written word to tell the stories of more than two dozen women entrepreneurs in the fast-growing…

Joe Chuman: How Fighting Terrorism Has Changed America

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We have just passed the 20th anniversary of the terrorist assaults on the United States. That episode was a transformative event in American history. In many ways we are not…

Amy Wu: “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown”

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From Farms to Incubators is a multi-media platform that uses documentary, video, photography, and the written word to tell the stories of more than two dozen women entrepreneurs in the fast-growing…

Nori Rost: The Ethics of Choice

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In recent months we have seen attacks on women’s right to reproductive freedom, most notably in the egregious legislation passed in Texas last month which essentially makes it illegal to…

Watch Now: Leader Nori Rost at the March for Reproductive Rights and Abortion Justice

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Watch Leader Nori Rost's speech from the March for Reproductive Rights and Abortion Justice at Foley Square on October 2, 2021! Transcript: Good afternoon. I’m Dr. Nori Rost and my…

October Call to Action: Fight Plastic Pollution in NYC and March to Remember Hurricane Sandy and Defund Climate Chaos

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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…

Watch Now: Leader Nori Rost at the March for Reproductive Rights and Abortion Justice

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Watch Leader Nori Rost's speech from the March for Reproductive Rights and Abortion Justice at Foley Square on October 2, 2021! Transcript: Good afternoon. I’m Dr. Nori Rost and my…

Saturday Oct. 2: Join the March for Reproductive Rights and Abortion Justice

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Reproductive rights are fundamental rights, and abortion is necessary health care that must be safe and legal. Join us this Saturday, October 2 at 2:00PM for a march and rally…

September Call to Action: Defend Reproductive Rights, Advance Progressive Legislation, Learn From Women Climate Leaders, 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…

Young Ethical Explorers ~ Fall Season Calendar

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Young Ethical Explorers 2021, Full Fall Season calendar YEE is an inclusive family program beyond "belief."  To visit or register, please contact: YoungEthicalExplorers@gmail.com.   Families may attend, for free, with…

Green Halloween

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Lean towards GREEN... Wean towards Green....   (This is a letter you are invited to share with others: intended for learning communities of all kinds, conscious schools, teachers, families, ethical…

Families gather at Ethical NYC… COME, LIVE IN PERSON!

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Ethical NYC's  Young Ethical Explorers                        Invites FAMILIES to...                RETURN IN PERSON!!!! We want…

Congratulations to Our Ethical Youth Social & Racial Justice Scholars!

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Congratulations to Ethical Youth of the Social & Racial Justice Scholars program! ~ and gratitude to Howard Rose for designing our program certificates ~  SOCIAL & RACIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARS YOUTH PROGRAM…

Widening the Circle

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It goes on one at a time, it starts when you care to act, it starts when you do it again after they said no, it starts when you say…

Book Review: Jill Lepore’s America

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Jill Lepore's one volume history of the United States These Truths is no less than a monumental, indeed magisterial, achievement. Her title, taken from the Declaration of Independence, is suggestive…

In the Minotaur’s Maze

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Ten years ago today I crossed the final item off my bucket list of things to do before I turned 50: I went sky-diving. The event was both terrifying (the…

A Letter to Governor Abbott

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Dear Governor Abbott, I’m writing to let you know how grateful I am that you are so pro-life. I’m speaking, of course, of the recent legislation, Senate Bill 8, which…

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Managing in the Time of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Frank Corigliano (Online)

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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Ethics in the News: “Will America Ever Achieve Racial and Ethnic Equality?” (Online)

Join in the lively give-and-take on compelling issues and current events and bring your own ideas. Member Joe Fashing moderates. Suggested readings: Alvin Sykes, 64, Self-Taught Legal Defender of Civil...

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Midweek Meditation (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst moderates. Click here to join at start time | ID 814 7073 5630 | Passcode 158119 You can download Zoom...

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