Publications by Title |
Teaching Of Creationism by Staff - 1981
Teaching Right from Wrong -- 40 Things You Can Do to Raise a Moral Child by Arthur Dobrin -
Based on sound psychological theory and research -- and most importantly, rooted in the real world that parents face today -- this book shows how children develop a moral sensibility, and what can be done to refine and reinforce it.
The Basis of the Ethical Movement by William MacIntyre Salter - 1883
Mr. Salter's opening lecture to the Chicago Ethical Society in 1883. Reprinted in The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Ethical Movement 1876-1926
The Death of Real Religion by Joseph Chuman - date n.a.
In previous generations what one religiously believed made a difference. Religious devotees affirmed doctrines, articles of faith, and the ritual practices which they symbolized because they were comforting. But not merely comforting -- because they were true. Belief was the fabric of conscience and often inspired moral sacrifice and deeds of courage. Martin Luther's proclamation "Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise" has echoed through the ages as an example of the power of conscience to guide one's actions.
The Essential Difference Between Ethical Societies and The Churches by Felix Adler - 1905
from Adler's The Religion of Duty, Chapter Ten (New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905)
The Ethical Culture Wedding Ceremony by Joseph Chuman - 1997
The wedding ceremony reflects the humanistic values of Ethical Culture, and the joy and significance of the occasion. The focus is on the couple -- their values, commitments and styles -- and on the ideals of Ethical Culture as they pertain to marriage.
The Ethics of Marriage by Jerome Nathanson - 1975
What, then, are the conditions of a good marriage? The answer, in its simplest form, is the meeting of the valid human needs of each party to it.
The Food Industry by Staff - 1974
The Foundations of Our Belief by Henry J. Golding - 1926
To read the story of the world of humanity by the sole light of a single body of writings, however nobly inspired, is to shut out "the many-splendored thing," to blind oneself to the vistas opening before the advancing spirit of man. Moreover, the assumption of divine authority for any set of dogmas exalts assent above inquiry, uniformity above uniqueness or subordinates growth to prescription.
The Heroic Appeal of the Ethical Faith by Henry Neumann - 1926
. . . In discussing problems of moral education we sometimes have parents ask, "What is the sense of bringing up children on these finer principles? Will they not be unhappy in a world where most of their associates are content with the poorer and more common things?" The answer is, "Yes--again and again they will be unhappy. We must pay for every advance we make." If one grows more sensitive to good music, one grows at the same time more sensitive to noise. To heighten your love of beauty is likely to increase your awareness that what once satisfied you may be hideously unlovely.
The Humanist Way: An Introduction to Ethical Humanist Religion by Edward L. Ericson - 1988
(Chapter One of "The Humanist Way--An Introduction to Ethical Humanist Religion" by Edward L. Ericson. A Frederick Ungar book, The Continuum Publishing Company. Copyright Edward L. Ericson. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with the permission of the author and publisher. Copies of the book are available from the AEU Office.
The Humanist Way: An Introduction to Ethical Humanist Religion by Edward L. Ericson -
Ericson sets forth the principal tenets of religious Humanism and clarifies both similarities and differences between secular (nonreligious) Humanism and Humanism conceived as a nontheistic religious faith.
The Internet as a Growth Tool by - 2009
growth | membership | internet |
Use of he Internet as a Growth Tool highlights some trends in Internet tools and usage that societies could use to publicize their programs and the ideas of Ethical Culture more generally. It describes briefly some of the prominent applications that seem relevant to Ethical Culture and points their advantages. The section also provides a warning about some of the pitfalls for the unwary. The section concludes with a recommendation that societies collaborate on a more extensive project to identify and document the use of internet tools in Ethical Culture.
The Legalization Of Marijuana by Staff - 1972
The Membership Committee by Staff - 2009
membership | visiting | growth | research | learning | lay | leadership | commitment | internet | engagement | great | expectations |
Documents and activities of the Membership Committee
The Pacifist Ideal by Staff - 1971
The Possibilities of Human Nature by Jerome Nathanson - 1952
Human nature is wondrous in many ways, not the least of which are the ways in which it can think and talk about itself. It is good or evil, changing or unchanging, clean or corrupt, reasonable or emotional, promising or perverse, sacred or vile. With the shifting of the social winds and tides, each emphasis seems almost to be a matter of vogue, with now this virtue and now that vice in fashion. An objective mind might view this curious careening with amusement, if not with tolerance, were not such important issues at stake. But they are at stake--and what we think about what we are has more than a little to do with what we are to become.
THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET AND REORDERING PRIORITIES by Staff - 1973
The Problem Of Substance Abuse by Staff - 1986
The Use Of Torture by Staff - 1974
The War In Southeast Asia by Staff - 1972
war | asia |
The War In Southeast Asia by Staff - 1971
war | asia |
TheElliot-Black Awards by Staff - 2006
The Elliott-Black Award was established in 1971 to honor two long-term and highly esteemed Leaders of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, the late John Lovejoy Elliott and Algernon D. Black. It is given by the American Ethical Union as a recognition and tribute to an individual in the larger community who has made a significant ethical contribution to society at personal risk and hardship. (last updated in 2006)
To Love: To Work: To Hope by Matthew Ies Spetter - 2000
platform | love | work | hope | leader |
On this special Sunday I recall hearing Martin Luther King conclude one of his passionate sermons. He said that again and again people asked him: “How long? How long before the suffering will be over?” To that, Dr. King said, he always replied: “Not long–not long, if you believe that your labor too can speed the day.” Instead of false reassurance those were words of hope. For, as Erich Fromm wrote: “We labor for what we love, and we love that for which we labor.” Because of love, because of working for what we love, something becomes apparent in our lives. Work, makes love and hope visible. That is the theme I want to explore with you. For to be able to respect what we do with our lives, we need more than just collecting data and facts. We have
also to learn to see within, to gain insight, which is our every day’s spiritual challenge. To be human means to have the capacity for transformation ...
Today's Religious Education in Ethical Societies by Florence W. Klaber - 1975
Let us consider our children and ask ourselves: What do we wish for them? Knowing that tomorrow will bring greater insights, can we agree today on the following hopes for our Ethical child?
Top Ten Reasons Ethical Culture Might Be Right for You by Staff - NA
Top ten reasons an Ethical Society might be right for you -- a modern way to think about what you might share with members of Ethical Culture.
Treating Each Other Well by - 2009
growth | membership | |
Treating Each Other Well focuses on ways to enact positive relationships in our Ethical Societies. When we treat each other well, we demonstrate to potential members who we are. Ethical behavior is lived in the words we choose when we communicate with each other and the concern and compassion we demonstrate through non-verbal communication.