- From the Leader - Ethical Inventories - Loving the Questions
- Community Call - Winter Solstice Celebration Sunday, December 18, 2011 8pm ET
- American Ethical Union - Ethical Action Report
- Around the Ethical Movement - Kate Lovelady - Ethical Heroes - Santa
- Supporting ESWoW - With your time and your money
From the Leader - Ethical Inventories - Loving the Questions
The end of one year, the beginning of the next, is a time when many people reflect on the closing year and make plans for the one ahead. Susan shares her thoughts and questions and invites you to share yours.
Community Call - Winter Solstice Celebration
Sunday, December 18, 2011 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 6pm MT, and 5pm PT.
The number to join the calls is 866-740-1260 and the access code is 5766842#.
In preparation for the winter solstice celebration we will share, I invite you to consider if there is poetry or some other reading you would like to share with the group. If you plan on participating, it would be helpful to me to know that in advance susan.rose at eswow.org. I welcome your ideas on how we celebrate the solstice together.
We welcome you to join the call and please invite anyone you know who might be interested in the topic to participate. For safety reasons, we request that people participating in our calls are not driving.
Pastoral Support Read more »
Ethical Societies serve as religious congregations in which members can build a community of friends, find inspiration and purpose, provide moral education for their children, celebrate the seasons and life events, and clarify their world views. Professional Ethical Culture Leaders fill the roles of religious clergy, including meeting the pastoral needs of members, performing ceremonies, and serving as spokespeople for the congregation
ESWoW is a new and growing congregation, with members in various locations. We are still learning and trying to find ways that we can do things together, especially celebrating life events, and providing moral education for children of members. We are open to your ideas.
Ethical Education for Children
American Ethical Union Religious Education strives to provide ethical education in the member Ethical Societies of the AEU. Our goal is to encourage parents to work with their children on an alternate way of doing religion that focuses on values, moral decision making and living with the difficulties one is faced with growing up in the world.
ESWoW does not currently have a specific program for children or teens, but we want to support parents and others with children in their lives in providing and ethical education to children. One way we can do that is by sharing AEU resources such as curriculum and activities.
We can also develop a forum for people involved in the ethical education of children, and even have Community Calls focused on parenting if there is interest. Please let us know if you have an interest in ethical education and would like us to start a forum or community call for parents.
Sample curriculum materials: Read more »
Member Societies of the American Ethical Union
The Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley
18980 Lynbrook Court, Saratoga CA 95070-3427
Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20012
Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie IL 60077
Baltimore Ethical Society
306 West Franklin Street Suite 102, Baltimore MD 21201
Boston Ethical Society
33 Garden St., Cambridge MA 02138-2408
NEW JERSEY Read more »
What a great call honoring Felix Adler's Birthday. If you'd like to continue the discussion, this is the place. I've attached Felix Adler's statement on the purpose of the Ethical Movement.
We had a great call today. We focused on what things we can do strengthen ESWoW in the coming year.
We talked about how to help members connect with one another. We want to be able to identify people who live near each other, and people who have similar interests.
We might try to let people know if they live in the same state or region or within 2 or 3 hours travel time, but we didn't come up with just how we will be doing that.
We do want to give people who are members access to an online member directory where people can share and search information.
Gloria and Dick agreed to help come up with a list of optional fields we can offer to people to let us know more about them - what college they went to, where they grew up, things like that.
We talked about what is required to be a member of ESWoW. Suggestions included requiring people to take a short course about Ethical Culture, requiring people to take a longer course about Ethical Culture and being clear about the expectations that people will contribute money and time to ESWoW. Read more »
How do you put Ethical Culture into practice in your daily life? Do you do anything differently because of your connection with Ethical Culture? If we share our ideas, perhaps we can support and inspire each other.