Ethical Society of Philadelphia
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia
1906 South Rittenhouse Square, (215) 735-3456, office@phillyethics.org
Welcome!

As Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, I welcome you to our website! I invite you to explore it to find out about our programs, community, and historic building on the southwest corner of Rittenhouse Square. Ethical Humanism, a humanist, religious and educational movement, has nurtured religious humanism and contributed to progressive causes for well over a century. Founded in 1885 as the Philadelphia Ethical Society, we are a member of the American Ethical Union. Our local organization offers a place where we partner with groups that share our values, such as Amnesty International and Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

At the heart of the Ethical Society is our Sunday morning program that offers inspiration to help us live closer to our ethical ideals. Only by visiting and getting to know us can you see how we try to honor the worth of every individual, nurture human relationships and ethical community, and build social justice.

Join us in community, or contact me individually:
LeaderHugh@phillyethics.org
or 301-580-1481

Sincerely, Hugh Taft-Morales
Leader, Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia

Leader Hugh Taft-Morales

 
What's New

Updated Program for July 6 Click here

EHSoP's Summer Newsletter

The Summer issue of our newsletter Ethical Views is now online. Read it for a brief description of our schedule of Sunday programs. Note that our Summer Sundays begin at 10:00 AM, one hour earlier than the rest of the year. Also in this issue:
  • EHSoP President Jeffrey Dubb provides evidence for the return of Evil;
  • EHSoP Leader Hugh Taft-Morales reports on the collaborative power of POWER, proposes some do-good summer socials, and reviews our Art for Justice exhibit; and
  • Past President Arnold Fishman responds to receiving the Spencer Award at the American Ethical Union's (AEU) 2014 Assembly in Chicago.
Click here to download this newsletter.
(Adobe Acrobat required).

American Ethical Union (AEU) Adopts a Resolution on Investment Decisions Regarding Climate Change

At its May 4, 2014 Assembly, the AEU (a federation of Ethical Culture organizations with which our Society is affiliated) passed a resolution calling for divestment in businesses that have a primary purpose of the extraction or distribution of fossil-based sources of energy, and instead, shift its investment dollars to funds and businesses that support the exploration, development, and use of clean, sustainable, renewable sources of energy. Click here to view the resolution.

Environmental Stewardship and Feeding a Hungry Planet

The pace of technological innovation seems to outpace the growth of ethical responsibility in creating sustainable public policy. The planet is being poisoned and warmed, seas are rising, and hunger, while potentially eradicable, continues to haunt billions of people. What are the greatest ethical challenges and opportunities confronting us today?
Monday, June 2, 7:30 PM

Art for Justice Weekend
Friday, June 6, 4:00-6:00
Saturday, June 7, Noon-5:00
Sunday, June 8, 1:00-3:00

Our Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Art for Justice project (Ann Marie Kirk, Director), will be hosting tours of the "Art for Justice" exhibit in the Collier Gallery.

Dates to remember

Sunday, June 1
Camp Linden Picnic, at Camp Linden, Noon-4:00 PM
(No platform at 1906 Rittenhouse Square)

Monday, June 2
Environmental Stewardship and Feeding a Hungry Planet, Ethics on the Square Interview, 7:30 PM

Friday, June 6, 4:00-6:00
Saturday, June 7, Noon-5:00
Sunday, June 8, 1:00-3:00
Art for Justice Weekend

Sunday, June 8
Power of Song, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Thursday, June 12
Hearing Loss Association-Center City, Meeting, 6:30 PM

Sunday, June 15
Musical Variations, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, June 22
Children as Barometers, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, June 29
Ethical Page Turners, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, July 6
To be announced, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Thursday, July 10
Hearing Loss Association-Center City, Meeting, 6:30 PM

Sunday, July 13
Friendship, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, July 20
Ending Poverty, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, July 27
Bully Pulpit, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, August 3
Yoga, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, August 10
D H Lawrence, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, August 17
Travels with R L Kiniry, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, August 24
To be announced, Summer Sunday Meeting, 10:00 AM

Sunday, August 31
No program

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