AEU Urges Ethical Response to Standing Rock Protests

The American Ethical Union (AEU), the federating organization representing Ethical Culture nationally, has fought for the rights of marginalized populations for over a century. In light of increasing violence directed at First Nations people and their allies protesting the Dakota...
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United Nations International Day of Peace is September 21st!

Hugh Taft-Morales, Ethical Action Report Editor For the sixth year running, the Philadelphia Ethical Society is participating in the UN Day of Peace. Peace Day Philly, our local organizing group headed by founder and chief volunteer, Lisa Parker, offers many educational and...
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The Fiction of Race and the Fact of Racism

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture In the summer of 2016, the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture committed to a series of platform meetings addressing racism from a variety of perspectives. Each included small group discussion to share reactions from the very different...
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Planned Parenthood Receives Ethical Humanist Award

The New York Society for Ethical Culture will proudly present the Ethical Humanist Award to Planned Parenthood on Friday, September 30th. The Award, established in 1970 but only presented 20 times, honors “an individual who has acted with extraordinary moral courage, without...
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March for a Clean Energy Revolution

On Sunday, July 24, 2016 (the day before the Democratic National Convention opened) members of the Bergen, New York, and Philadelphia Societies, and former members of the Essex Society, marched in Philadelphia to advocate for Clean Energy. The purpose of the march was to advocate...
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2016 Ethical Resolutions: Now We Must Walk the Walk!

Hugh Taft-Morales, Ethical Action Report Editor At the 2016 American Ethical Union Assembly in St. Louis, four resolutions were passed: Systemic Racism in the United States Living Wage Proposing the Securities and Exchange Commission Require Corporate Political Expense Disclosure...
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Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis

Editor’s note: Amongst the many serious ethical issues before the American public during this campaign season, a desperate situation in our most populous U.S. territory seems to get overlooked. Elsa Ford of Suffolk County, New York, wrote to her Senator about a situation that...
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Long Island Helps Communities and Police Talk

The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island and Leader Emeritus Arthur Dobrin (pictured here), helped develop a new website that promotes police-community relations. The site, www.communitiesandpolicetalk.org, is available in English, Spanish, and Creole. It “seeks to...
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Volunteering at Chapel Hill-Carrboro Inter-Faith Council Kitchen

Amy Piersma, member of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle Of the many ethical action opportunities in the Triangle area of North Carolina, for the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle (EHST), cooking and serving the evening meal at the Inter-Faith Council (IFC)...
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Emergency Overnight Shelter

John Benfatti, Board member of Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture and founder of the Men’s Emergency Overnight Shelter In 1994 the Riverdale Presbyterian Church formed a committee to address homelessness. Dr. Matthew Ies Spetter, then Leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers...
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Compassion & Choices in Boston

Martha Werman, Boston Ethical Community The Boston Ethical Community (BEC) is standing up for “Compassion & Choices” in dying this year in the Massachusetts legislature. A BEC member has presented testimony twice in public committee hearings on this issue, which shares many...
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Advocacy in Austin for Science in Health Education

Carolyn A. Parker, Ethical Society of Austin The Ethical Society of Austin (ESOA) is planning to participate in the Advocacy Days preceding Reason Rally 2016 by staying home. Home in Texas, that is. While Reason Rally participants are visiting with—and lobbying—US Senators and...
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