Welcome to the Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley

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UPCOMING  EVENTS:  Winter 2018 / 2019

Event dates can also be found on our calendar page

 

 

Evening Ethics Discussion and Food

Food Waste: Turning Garbage Into Gifts

Wednesday November 21st, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

How many of us remember out parents telling us to clean our plates?  And, the reason why?  Children in Africa are starving!!  And what did we think?  How is this food that I don’t want to eat going to get to Africa?

A lot has changed, and today we are more aware of the abundant masses of uneaten food that are discarded as garbage.  Not just family meals, but restaurants, hotels, convention centers, sports arenas, company cafeterias, movie theaters, and food courts.  Where does all this food go?

Let’s discuss food waste and what it means to our environment as well as our fellow world citizens.  How can we turn excess food from garbage into gifts?  Moria will lead the discussion.

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30. PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home. RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)

 


Book Club: One Nation After Trump by Dionne, Ornstein, and Mann

Sunday November 25th, 11am

Neutra House (183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

For this meeting of the Ethical Culture Book Club we will be discussing One Nation After Trump by E.J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, and Thomas E. Mann.

• All are welcome (though please read the book)
• Please bring along at least one point for discussion
• If you have chance, look over the list to help choose the next book http://ethicalsiliconvalley.org/ecssv-book-club/

About this book: One Nation After Trump offers encouragement to the millions of Americans now experiencing a new sense of citizenship and engagement and argue that our nation needs a unifying alternative to Trump’s dark and divisive brand of politics—an alternative rooted in a New Economy, a New Patriotism, a New Civil Society, and a New Democracy.  One Nation After Trump is the essential book for our era, an unsparing assessment of the perils facing the United States and an inspiring roadmap for how we can reclaim the future.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly.  You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.  Thanks!

 


Video Night With Discussion And Food

Wednesday November 28th, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

Join us for another video exploring issues related to ethics.  We will look into the deeper and more introspective questions in life.  The goal of the night is to be inspired and motivated to pursue meaningful virtues in our everyday lives.  Suggestions for videos under 30 minutes are welcome!

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30.  PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home.  RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)

 


Sunday Study Session

Sunday December 2nd, 4pm

BJ and Lawrence’s home (RSVP for location details)

Want to know more about Ethical Culture?  Have you attended some of our gatherings but don’t really know what Ethical Culture is all about?  Attend this gathering where we review some of the documents created around the ideas and ideals of Ethical Culture as well as some of the current writings on Ethical Culture.  This discussion will introduce Ethical Culture to new folks, refresh the ideas for the folks who’ve been around a while, and offer lots of ideas for discussion.

Please RSVP for location details, as this event is held at a private home.  Use our Meetup page if you have a Meetup account, or you can contact us by email or this site’s contact form .

 


Friday Morning Ethics Discussion

Friday December 7th, 10am to noon

Holder’s Country Inn (998 S. DeAnza Blvd, San Jose CA 95129)

Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we’ll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Coffee and Conversation

Sunday December 9th, 11am

Neutra House (183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

Coffee & Conversation sessions are informal, inclusive, supportive gatherings. We just talk about things that are on our minds, things that make for, or detract from, a fulfilling human life in the real world for ourselves and for other people. We listen to each other, share our thoughts, sip our hot drinks, and enjoy being together. We do this at Neutra House in Los Altos the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 in the morning. Linda and John will lead the discussion.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Sunday Spotlight

Sunday December 16th, 11am

Neutra House (183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos CA 94022)

Join us one Sunday each month to hear from an inspiring, active speaker who will share information about working to make our community and our world a better place. Topics run the gamut from basic needs to social justice to the environment. We welcome you to participate by listening and engaging in thoughtful dialogue, with a little live music mixed in. We provide the coffee, tea, and a welcoming space for inquiring minds and open hearts to learn from one another.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect and can set up the room accordingly. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Evening Ethics Discussion and Food

Wednesday December 19th, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

Ethical dilemmas from our daily lives will be the focus of the discussion.  Bring ethical situations you personally face to the group for a hearty and thoughtful discussion.  For instance, are you faced with an ethical choice and wonder what the right thing to do is?  Does something you see in the media make you wince because you think it’s unethical?  Did some person act in a way that received media attention because it was seen as very “moral” and it got you thinking about what you would do in the same situation?  Bring it to the group and we’ll discuss it!

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30.  PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home.  RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)

 


Friday Morning Ethics Discussion

Friday December 21st, 10am to noon

Holder’s Country Inn (998 S. DeAnza Blvd, San Jose CA 95129)

Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we’ll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect. You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form. Thanks!

 


Book Club – Meeting cancelled for this month

 


Video Night With Discussion And Food

Wednesday December 26th, 6:30pm

Paula and Ben’s home (RSVP for location details)

Join us for another video exploring issues related to ethics. We will look into the deeper and more introspective questions in life. The goal of the night is to be inspired and motivated to pursue meaningful virtues in our everyday lives. Suggestions for videos under 30 minutes are welcome!

Vegan dinner served at 6:30, discussion at 7:30. PLEASE do not bring any food or drink into the home. RSVP for location details (you can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.)

 


Friday Morning Ethics Discussion

Friday January 4th 2019, 10am to noon

Holder’s Country Inn (998 S. DeAnza Blvd, San Jose CA 95129)

Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we’ll explore ethical issues of the day.  The topic will change every month.  Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

Although it’s fine to just show up, it would be greatly appreciated if you RSVP so we have some idea how many people to expect.  You can use our Meetup page if you have an account there, or you can use our contact form.  Thanks!

 


Sunday Study Session

Sunday January 6th 2019, 4pm

BJ and Lawrence’s home (RSVP for location details)

Want to know more about Ethical Culture?  Have you attended some of our gatherings but don’t really know what Ethical Culture is all about?  Attend this gathering where we review some of the documents created around the ideas and ideals of Ethical Culture as well as some of the current writings on Ethical Culture.  This discussion will introduce Ethical Culture to new folks, refresh the ideas for the folks who’ve been around a while, and offer lots of ideas for discussion.

Please RSVP for location details, as this event is held at a private home.  Use our Meetup page if you have a Meetup account, or you can contact us by email or this site’s contact form .