From Felix Adler to Modern Ethical Humanism – Part 2
Please join the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and Leader-in-Training Louise Jett for a series of Platforms and workshops entitled “From Felix Adler to Modern Ethical Humanism.” The series will start in January and run into May. It is a new year and a great time for forging friendships and reacquainting yourself with Ethical Humanism. Your participation will also help Louise complete her Leader training with the National Leaders Council. We will begin by exploring the history of Ethical Culture before discussing Black history, the contribution of women in the movement, ethical creativity, and modern Humanism. All of the events will take place on Zoom. All are welcome!
January 8, 11 a.m. ET, Platform
Ethical Foundations – Felix Adler & the Birth of a Movement
Ethical Culture Founder Felix Adler strived to create a movement that was free of supernatural underpinnings and dogma, one that would focus on the intrinsic worth and dignity of people. Adler envisioned communities that are committed to living ethically and dedicated to moral action in the absence of eternal rewards or damnations. Alder’s vision led to the birth of our movement.
February 26, 11 a.m. ET, Platform
Amplifying Voices of Color – Ethical Culture & Black History
Under Ethical Culture Founder Felix Adler’s leadership, the voices of prominent civil rights leaders were amplified within our congregations. People of color were given space within Ethical Culture to share ideas and advocate for equality. During this Platform Address, we will discuss the connections between our movement and Black history.
March 26, 11 a.m. ET, Platform
Reason, Discussion, Compassion – Women in Ethical Humanism
Women have helped shape Ethical Humanism into the movement it is today, and they continue to impact and lead our congregations. During this Platform Address, we will take a deep dive into the women Humanists who championed our values and strived to make the world a more just and fairer place for all people.
March 30, 7 p.m. ET, Workshop
Ethical Humanism Workshop I
Join us for a guided discussion on the past and future of Ethical Humanism. We will reference the first three Platforms in this series, but you can still attend and will be able to contribute to the conversation if you missed the Platform Addresses.
April 16, 11 a.m. ET, Platform
Cultivating Creativity & Ethical Humor
Creativity and humor help us cultivate meaning and bring joy into our lives. How can we harness the power of creativity to grow our movement and reach new audiences? Where can we find Humanism (or our values) in popular culture? What historical and modern creative Humanists can we study for inspiration?
May 21, 11 a.m. ET, Platform
Considering Ethical Humanism & Other Isms
What is the future of Ethical Humanism? Where do you see the movement going? Let’s explore modern Humanism and talk about new ideas and approaches to living our values. We will discuss bioethics and loving perspectives that will help us focus on not only our future but the future of all living creatures on spaceship Earth.
May 25, 7 p.m. ET, Workshop
Ethical Humanism Workshop II
Join us for a guided discussion on the past and future of Ethical Humanism. We will reference all of the Platforms in this series, but you can still attend and will be able to contribute to the conversation if you missed the Platform Addresses.