Event Calendar

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Welcome back! Bring poems to share.

 

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Joe Chuman: Ethical Culture Beyond Belief and Humanism's Farther Reaches
Sunday Meeting - Joe Chuman: Ethical Culture Beyond Belief and Humanism's Farther Reaches
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

As thinking beings there is a natural and inevitable tendency for us humans to articulate our experiences in the form of beliefs, ideas and principles. But life and experience range far more broadly and deeply than beliefs alone.

Humanism is now expressed through a growing cluster of organizations, atheist, secularist, rationalist, etc. that are centered around definable concepts and beliefs. In many cases these beliefs coalesce in opposition to religion, which is put forward as religion's foil.

But, it is  my contention that humanism is not equatable with such beliefs. Rather, humanism is an orientation, a sensibility, a feeling toward life that is far more subtle and comprehensive than concepts such as rationalism, secularism or atheism, which are mainstays of the humanist canon. Humanism, rather, involves a sensitivity for the distinctly human dimension as it is expressed in culture - art, music literature - and in religion as well. But most of all, humanism, so evinced, is found in the deepest recesses of human character and behavior that flows from it.

Shared charity: Bergen County Sanctuary Committee

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children: International Peace Day Celebration
Ethics for Children: International Peace Day Celebration
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

International Peace Day celebration.
Focus: Becoming ambassadors for peace.

11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor