This 106th Assembly of the AEU has addressed “the whole truth about America,” where history has been triumphant for some and traumatic for others. How do we understand and reconcile such disparity? Let us recognize underlying ethical values that animate efforts, throughout our history, to create “a more perfect union,” to elicit goodness from diverse peoples, to find and demonstrate hope.
We gather today virtually from across the country and around the world, something that was inconceivable when our nation began or when Felix Adler founded Ethical Culture in 1876. Let us envision together and commit to building a nation of equity, decency, and compassion.
ANNE KLAEYSEN, NYSEC Leader Emerita;
ROBERT BERSON, Leader, Northern Westchester Society;
GREG BONIN, CHRISTIAN HAYDEN, LOUISE JETT, and SARAH TIELEMANNS: Leaders-in-Training;
ELIZABETH COLLIER, Chair, AEU Leadership Committee
For more information and to watch, please visit https://aeu.org/event/sources-of-hope-values-from-our-past-as-we-build-the-future/
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