Is our community a creative community? What would that mean? Sure, we have a lot of people around who are poets and artists and who create as individuals. But what does it mean to be creative as a community? What would we need to do to increase our creativity? How do we keep our community relevant, buoyant, inspiring, as the world around us changes?
The second Sunday in May is observed in Ethical Culture Societies as Founder’s Day. In 1876, with a Founding Address, a 24-year-old Felix Adler created a new kind of community. He wrote, “We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it.” How do we keep changing? How do we keep our community creativity alive? Our Interim Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, reflects this Sunday on how we keep creating community. The ideas also apply to other communities and organizations, not just Ethical Culture Societies.
Jone Johnson Lewis is serving as the Interim Clergy Leader of Brooklyn Ethical. She has been an Ethical Culture Leader for 26 years and shares the Society’s interests in both social justice and personal/interpersonal transformation.
Program followed by snacks and coffee/tea — please feel free to bring something to share!
May theme: creativity. What does it mean to be a person of creativity? What does it mean to be a community of creativity?