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Christian Hayden, emerging Ethical Culture Leader and member of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and Future of Ethical Societies, spoke on February 2, 2020 at the Philadelphia Ethical Society about “The Defining Tensions of Felix Adler, Founder of the First Ethical Society.” (Click on camera icon in upper right corner to open video.)
Who was the person who started Ethical Humanism? What drove him to establish a community that functioned like a religion but is nontheistic? How did he go from radical to outdated in a few short years? What lasting tensions remain and shape Ethical Humanism? Christian Hayden views Felix Adler who founded Ethical Culture in 1876 from a 21st century perspective.
The most important thing to know about Christian is that he is an Ethical Culture leader in training, which means you are stuck with him for a while. The second most important thing is that he fell in love with photography recently so you might hear about that too. Christian is a full-time facilitator, very part time poet, and is striving to be a 24/7 humanist. He also spent a year in Ghana with the Humanist Service Corps and was awarded the Mossler Fellowship in 2016.
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AEU must become more than applying bandages over gushing wounds. It must become a grass roots political structure. AEU must start an aggressive program to advertise itself as the group which seeks to bring about the will of the people. Not just in USA but world wide. What is required is focus on building a massive base of members. If just 25% of each states population were AEU members, it would be a tipping point. Also, The time is ripe for the many faithful leaving corrupt religious organizations but still feel spiritual and want to help others. ... See MoreSee Less