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January Banner - Humanize Criminal Justice

Tragically, too many incarcerated people are treated inhumanely, and too many prisons are private enterprises profiting from increased populations. Racial profiling also results in a disproportionate percentage of prisoners of color. We support police anti-bias training and an ethical restorative justice approach that keeps families intact and returns people to caring communities.

"Ethics gets lived on the playground, in the classroom." Leader Anne Klaeysen at Romper

Romper examined religious belief and ethical education among parents and children, speaking to our own Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen to get a Humanist perspective:

"For parents who do raise their children within a denomination,” [Klaeysen] told me, “it is important to raise children who are aware of those who practice their beliefs and values in other ways by visiting different worship spaces and learning about different religions."...Dr. Klaeysen challenges the idea that structured religion has a sole claim to the teaching of values. As Klaeysen says, "Ethics gets lived on the playground, in the classroom."

January Outlook Now Available

Our January 2019 Ethical Outlook newsletter is now available. Check out the great events we have coming up throughout the month!

Rabbi Pollack joined us to speak about the holiness of the encounter, political pilgrimage, and sacrifice through the lens of March on Harrisburg, a Pennsylvania pro-democracy group working to fight fascism with democracy.

CityViews: A Lot Divides New Yorkers. Christmas Should Not.

Leader Anne Klaeysen in CityLimits on sharing the Humanistic spirit of the season in our exceptionally diverse city:

As an Ethical Humanist and member of the American Ethical Union, all cultural faiths and traditions interest me. New York City offers many opportunities for learning about them. While the majority of New Yorkers identify as Christian, there are also many practicing Jews, Hindus and Muslims. Unity is the connecting tissue for all of these faiths’ holiday celebrations. And it’s something our country is in need of now.

Leader Joe Chuman describes that while Ethical Culture has always been a numerically small movement, the values that Ethical Culture stands for and puts into practice serve as an inspirational model of what a vibrant democratic life style, both nationally and in the local arenas of life, can look like. 

Police Reform Organizing Project: 2019 is the Year to Totally Change Policing in New York City

Our partners at the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) have a new op-ed up at City Limits, demanding fundamental changes to the NYPD.

Leader Anne Klaeysen compelled us to take a moment for a deep collective breath to reflect upon our lives in the midst of global climate change and political upheaval. She led us in examining what grounds us and what inspires us to carry on the ethical mission to which we have committed ourselves.

December Outlook Now Available

Our December 2018 Ethical Outlook newsletter is now available. Check out the great events we have coming up throughout the month!

Support Our Women's Shelter This Holiday Season!

Shopping on Amazon this holiday season? Help our women's shelter at the same time! United Social Services, AKA the Social Service Board at Ethical NYC has partnered with Amazon Smile. Make a purchase from November through January and Amazon will donate .5% of the price to SSB. That money will go toward providing snacks for our guests and improvements to the shelter. We need your support!

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