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March 5, 2017
4:00 pm: Sunday Study Session
March 5, 2017 –
What is Ethical Culture?
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 month the topic is Joseph Chuman’s essay “A Religious View of Life” from his book “Speaking of Ethics” page 265. Chuman writes: “The very foundation of Ethical Culture, its defining characteristic, was intended to be a shared commitment to moral striving, to recognizing the supreme importance of attempting to live out a life inspired and guided by moral values.” He contrasts his view of the religious with the secular view of life. “ To take a religious view of things is to see them over the long range, and not solely in terms of immediate gratification.” “…a completely secular interpretation of life is overly concerned with analyzing, manipulating, and employing the world for the sake of human ends, usually the end of human happiness.” What do you think? Lawrence leads the discussion.
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March 12, 2017
11:00 am: Coffee and Conversation
March 12, 2017 –
This recurring event happens on the second Sunday of every month at Neutra House in Los Altos. There is no predetermined theme, just friendly, respectful conversation. RSVP if possible so we can arrange the tables. If you have a MeetUp account, you can click on the MeetUp icon at the upper right of this page. Otherwise, you can RSVP using our contact page. See you there!
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March 15, 2017
6:30 pm: Wednesday Ethics Discussion
March 15, 2017 –
Immigration from the Inside Out
Let's discuss the many ethical challenges of immigration: numbers, ethnicity, integration of refugees and other newcomers; benefits and costs, law and ethics and more. Molly leads.
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March 19, 2017
11:00 am: Sunday Spotlight
March 19, 2017 –
Changing the World Using Social Media
This month's topic: Changing the World Using Social Media. Social media is changing the way we communicate, the way we are perceived, and the way we understand life. Although social media has been used for bad, we can and should use it for good.
Our speaker in March is Emily Newman, the Communications Coordinator of the American Ethical Union and Communications & Development Assistant of The Humanist Institute. She grew up at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and is now a member of the Future of Ethical Societies (FES). Emily earned her M.A. in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.
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March 22, 2017
7:30 pm: Wednesday Media Night
March 22, 2017 –
Food is served at 7pm, video starts at 7:30. Please RSVP for location details, as this event is held at a private home. (Note: Location changed to Molly's house in San Jose, near Lawrence and Doyle.) Use our Meetup page if you have a Meetup account, or you can contact us by email or this site's contact form .
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