Ethical Education Starts with Curiosity

This article by Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island member Liz Seegert was originally published in The Humanist on July 1, 2014. Ethical Education Starts with Curiosity: An Interview with Dale McGowan Can Children grow up to be good without a god? That’s a question author,...
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Religious Freedom or Religious Tyranny?

This blog post by Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle (EHST) President Chris Kaman was originally published on the EHST website on July 1, 2014. The Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby is being hailed by the political right as a victory for religious freedom, and by the...
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How Do We Continue After We Die?

This Faith Perspectives column by Leader Kate Lovelady was printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 19, 2014. In general, I find that humanists of all types do funerals and memorials really well, which might sound surprising, since we don’t promote a belief in a personal...
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“Art for Justice” on Display at Philadelphia Society

In 1997 Ann Marie Kirk co-founded Art for Justice with Charles Zafir Lawson, who is serving a sentence of life without parole at Graterford Prison. Art for Justice has made it possible for Zafir’s art, and the art of other incarcerated individuals, to reach beyond the prison...
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Jean Somerville Kotkin Memorial Fund

The Jean Somerville Kotkin Memorial Fund was recently established by the AEU Board to provide sponsorship support for young people in need who wish to attend the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC). This summer 30 young people, ages 16-17, will take part in an exciting experience in...
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New Publication by Joe Chuman

Speaking of Ethics Living a Humanist Life by Joseph Chuman As societies continue to grow and change, humans find themselves facing many important ethical questions. Is the pursuit of happiness a worthwhile goal? Should religion be immune to criticism? These questions and many...
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New York Society Honors Mayor Dinkins April 3

The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) and the United Social Services, Inc. will honor David N. Dinkins, the 106th Mayor of New York, with the inaugural Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Award at 6pm on Thursday, April 3rd. NYSEC will also recognize Rising Star...
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Youth of Ethical Societies 2013 Conference

“Utopia” November 8-10, 2013 — Washington, DC This year’s YES Conference was attended by over 40 teens and adults from Bergen, Brooklyn, Long Island, St. Louis, Washington, Westchester and – for the first time in a long time – New York and Northern...
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Religious Education 2013 Conference

“Be the Difference, Not the Bully: Building Ethical Community” November 1-3, 2013 — Stony Point, New York Teachers, directors of religious education, families, and others interested in Ethical Education met in Stony Point, New York November 2013 to get to know...
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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On August 25, 2013, over 60 Ethical Culturists from 10 societies gathered along with tens of thousands of people to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington that included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech.” Facilitated by Hank...
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