Event Calendar

September 2015

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans

Tonight: A Global Economy Slowdown

China, Japan and Europe Are Flashing Economic Warning Signs, Editorial Board 8-24-15

Bonfire of the Assets, With Trump Lighting Matches, Thomas L Friedman 8-26-15

False Alarm on a Crisis in China, Nicholas R. Lardy 8-26-15

 

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Books Discussion Group- "The Virtues" by Dewey and "Politics" by Aristotle
Great Books Discussion Group- "The Virtues" by Dewey and "Politics" by Aristotle
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderators: Larry Schiff and Carol Kennedy 
 
 
 
 Please order your readings for 2015 to 2016 from >> Great Books, Second series at this link. << 
 
• Bring your questions about the readings "Politics" by Aristotle and "The Virtues" by John Dewey.
 
• Be prepared to discuss the questions that interest you by referring and reading to us the text that moves you.  This is why we ask you to get the Specific edition listed above-- so that we can follow your reading by looking at the same page in our copies. 

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, September 3, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
To Have and to Hold: Reproduction, marriage and the Constitution” by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 5/25/15
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Roommating: Not Just For Your Kids, (or Grandkids) Anymore," Kevin Queen, LMSW, ACSW, Vice President of Programs, NY Foundation for Senior Citizens.
 

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 212-721-4407 and simply leave a message with your name and phone #.  

 

 

 
 
 
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9:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 9:30am
Adler Study, Room 514
 

Explore and practice mindfulness.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 

Please join us for a continental breakfast before Sunday Platform and socialize with members and friends.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - "Worker Cooperatives: Sustainable and Growing"
Sunday Meeting - "Worker Cooperatives: Sustainable and Growing"
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Joe Rinehart, Peer Advisor in the Democracy at Work Network’s Technical Assistance Program
Monica Weiss Presides
 

A worker cooperative is a values-driven business that puts worker and community benefit at the core of its purpose. Interest in worker cooperatives and cooperative development is growing. Though we don’t yet have comprehensive data on the nature and scope of worker cooperatives in the U.S., researchers and practitioners estimate that there are 300-400 democratic workplaces in the United States, employing around 7,000 people and generating over $400 million in annual revenues. The number of worker cooperatives has grown steadily over the past 20 years, and is made up of both well-established businesses and new, growing ones, increasingly including some businesses that have been sold to their employees by their owners. Joe, a long time social justice and environmental activist, and guests will share their experiences with us.  

Joe Rinehart is a cooperative developer and advocate for undermining economic inequality through shared ownership.  He is a former worker owner at Firestorm Café and Books in Asheville, North Carolina and instructor at Appalachian State University.  He recently left his position as Director of Cooperative Development at the Democracy at Work Institute where he helped guide and support the coalition that garnered NYC’s ground breaking $1.2 million dollar investment in worker cooperatives.  Prior to his time as a cooperative worker owner, he completed a Master’s degree in Industrial Technology at Appalachian State University with a focus on small scale technologies that empower communities and protect the environment.

 

 

 
 
2:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Assembly
Sunday Assembly
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Our theme will be WONDER! 

Shelley Segal will be our guest speaker and musician!  

Genre defying singer-songwriter Shelley Segal  creates a space for her listeners. A space for people  to engage with ideas, to question and to reflect on  
the everyday – to see its layers, its depth, its  meaning. Desirous of all expressions, Shelley flirts with  elements of jazz, folk, pop, blues, reggae and  
electronica, imparting a pure joy about music and  its power. 
  
The spirited singer has been “creating a ripple  effect with her melodic vocals, heartfelt passion,  thought-provoking lyrics” (Leona Devaz, Weekend  
Notes). Shelley’s first single from ‘An Atheist  Album', folk protest song ‘Saved’ has become an  anthem for grass-roots secular activists the world  
over. 

 

Justina Walford returns as host. Storyteller and screenwriter, Justina has her horror movie LADIES OF THE HOUSE available on VOD. She performs in various storytelling events in NYC, the most recent being 6 MInute Saga.

 
 
 
 
11:30 AM
Test
Test
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:30am
 
 
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Low Impact Dance Aerobics
Low Impact Dance Aerobics
Thursday, September 10, 2015 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Adler Study, Room 514

With Maggie Determann

Low Impact Dance Aerobics is an easy to follow, fun, low-impact aerobic workout that is a great way to get in shape and stay fit.  Come and enjoy a lively class that is stress-free for beginners, will help boost your energy level and burn calories.  No dance experience necessary!  Loose fitting, comfortable clothes and sneakers recommended.

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, September 10, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“Our Universities: The Outrageous Reality” by Andrew Delbanco, The New York Review of Books, 7/9/15
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Parenting, Step-parenting and Grandparenting
Ethical Parenting, Step-parenting and Grandparenting
Thursday, September 10, 2015 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
With Leader Anne Klaeysen
 
Family life today faces challenges that can overwhelm adults responsible for the care of children. The goal of spending "quality time" with loved ones gets lost in the daily struggle to make a living and provide a home. Families need support. This workshop offers parenting skills and an opportunity to connect with other parents, step parents and grandparents. 
 
Participants must register with Margaret Determann at mdetermann@nysec.org or 212-874-5210 ext 113.
 
Childcare provided upon advanced request.
 
 
7:00 PM
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Off and On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris
Off and On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music
 
One year after the People's Climate March, the world is changed and our movement continues to flex its power at the local, state and national level. 
 
The world is also hotter -- 2015 is on track to be even hotter than 2014, which was the hottest year on record. And this December, world governments will meet in Paris for the biggest climate talks since 2009. 
 
On September 10th, New Yorkers will have another chance to be a part of history. A group of leaders from across the climate movement are hosting a major event to lay out the strategy for organizing through the Paris climate talks and beyond. The event is called 'On/Off' -- because our main task is to turn off the dirty power of the past, and turn on the renewable energy that will empower our communities. 
 
The event is at the Brooklyn Academy of Music at 7 PM on September 10th. Tickets are sliding scale, pay what you can -- click here to get yours: 
 
 
Here are the details: 
 
What: On/Off:The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
When: 7 PM, September 10th (Doors open at 6:30)
Who: Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Eddie Bautista, Cynthia Ong,  and many more
 
Tickets: Sliding scale, pay what you can. 
 
 
After many years of talking about climate change, we're finally at a point where the world is making our task simple. Not easy, but simple. The scientists are telling us we must cut the flow of carbon. The engineers are telling us that we can finally turn on an abundant flow of sun and wind. And any sense of justice is telling us we must flip the switch now.
 
Together we can set the stage for this dramatic season of climate action that will lead straight through the big United Nations climate conference this December in Paris and beyond.
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater- "Come Back Little Sheba"
Ethics and the Theater- "Come Back Little Sheba"
Friday, September 11, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
(6:30pm reception - light refreshments)
 

Ethics and the Theater will present a play reading of Come Back Little Sheba, by William Inge 

Lola and Doc Delaney have been denying their deep disappointments, with each other and with themselves. Doc is assessing all he gave up by marrying a pregnant Lola years before. Their precarious situation is upset further when their boarder, an attractive young woman, 
makes them confront their unfulfilled dreams and unattainable desires.
 
Pat Debrovner Dan Hanson Natalie Kropf Michael Harmon  Liz Singer John Gurney Matt Antar Ken Gans Pat Berens
Directed by Susan Horowitz
 
Participate in a discussion of the play’s ethical issues led by Betsy Ungar

Come at 6:30 pm for a reception and after the reading participate in a discussion of the ethical issues of the play led by Betsy Ungar.

 

 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Colloquy on Human Worth
Colloquy on Human Worth
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:30am
Room 508

Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader presides.

 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
10:30 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics For Children- Open House
Ethics For Children- Open House
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Adler Study, Room 514

For September, we invite new friends of all ages to come join in the joy of Ethical Learning! During the fall season, we'll be building our own personal "Ethical Treasure Chests with Valuable Values,"  as well as developing our "Peace Tool Kits" that engage us actively in the communicative practices and deeds that put activate those values.  

For updated info about our programming for young folks, please always check www.YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting- The Blind Spot: Promoting dialogue around race, privilege and identity
Sunday Meeting- The Blind Spot: Promoting dialogue around race, privilege and identity
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Founder Russell G. Jones
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader Presides
 
What will it take to make the NY Society a more multi-racial community? Here’s a way we can start. The Blind Spot is committed to making the language and critical thinking skills around privilege, race and oppression more commonplace. Participants engage in workshops using multiple media with the purpose of helping them act accountable for these issues. It isn’t about shining a harsh light on guilt, privilege or inequities; it uses positive content and ideas to illustrate the debates and discussions that are constantly happening around us. The goal is to grow in our understanding of these issues both intellectually and emotionally.
Society members will be invited to participate in The Blind Spot series hosted by NYSEC and guided by Russell G. Jones at 1:30 pm on third Sundays - September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20.
 
Russell G. Jones is a national known actor, director and collaborator. He has created memorable characters in theater, and on film and television and has been a proud member of Labyrinth Theatre Company since 1995. (www.russellgjones.com)
 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Ethics in the News
Ethics in the News
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Abe Markman Presides
 
A lively discussion of what’s in the news today, gaining perspective on current events.

 

 
 
1:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics For Teens- Open House
Ethics For Teens- Open House
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
OPEN HOUSE FOR TEENS to PLAN A SEASON OF GOOD DEEDS!
Come plan the season with your passions and hopes!  
 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Sunday, September 13, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
“A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God”
“A Better Life: An Exploration of Joy & Meaning in a World Without God”
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
NYC premiere of film by Chris Johnson
 
 
If this is the only life we have, how does that affect how we lives our lives, how we treat each other, and how we cope with death. As a follow-up to one of Kickstarter’s most successful publishing projects, photographer and filmmaker Chris Johnson introduces us to some of the many voices from his book. 
 
Join Chris as he explores issues of joy and meaning and travels around the globe meeting people from all walks of life and backgrounds who challenge the false stereotypes of atheists as immoral and evil. Learn the stories behind the book in interviews with some of our greatest thinkers. From Daniel Dennett and A.C. Grayling, to Julia Sweeney and Robert Llewellyn —learn the various ways many atheists have left religion to what they consider to be a better life filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder.
 
Discussion to follow. Refreshments served.
 
More info at www.theatheistbook.com
 
 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Body, Brain and Balance
Body, Brain and Balance
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator Rob Hofman
Six sessions on Wednesdays starting September 16
 

Three big B’s Body, Brain, and Balance are interconnected: they keep us functioning, and they need to be maintained. There is a lost we can do to keep our body, our brain and our balance system up to par and that is what this workshop is about. It will be an enjoyable, practical and learning experience. Wear easy, loose fitting clothes and flat shoes.

Registration is required. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117. 

 
 
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Low Impact Dance Aerobics
Low Impact Dance Aerobics
Thursday, September 17, 2015 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

With Maggie Determann

Low Impact Dance Aerobics is an easy to follow, fun, low-impact aerobic workout that is a great way to get in shape and stay fit.  Come and enjoy a lively class that is stress-free for beginners, will help boost your energy level and burn calories.  No dance experience necessary!  Loose fitting, comfortable clothes and sneakers recommended.

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, September 17, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates” by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New York Magazine, 7/12/15
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Medicare: It's Choice Time Again," Howard Recht, CLU, ChFC.
 

Light refreshments will be served

We urge you to register by calling 212-721-4407 and simply leave a message with your name and phone #.  

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Social Hall
An Evening of Celebration and Community Building
An Evening of Celebration and Community Building
Friday, September 18, 2015 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Social Hall

NYSEC Members and Invitation Only

 

 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading
Poetry Reading
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides
 
Share reading and discussing your chosen poems. 
 
This month, in honor of Labor Day, it will be poems about work and labor.

 

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics For Children
Ethics For Children
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

International Peace Day Celebration

 
 
11:15 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting- Stoicism for a Secular Age
Sunday Meeting- Stoicism for a Secular Age
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 11:15am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Massimo Pigliucci
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader Presides
 
Stoicism is an ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of ethics and resilience. It was practiced by emperors like Marcus Aurelius, as well as former slaves like the teacher Epictetus. It taught that the most important thing in life is to develop one’s moral character, and that we should live according to our nature, i.e., as social beings capable of reason. Stoicism is experiencing a surprising comeback these days, positioning itself as the Western answer to Buddhism, with which it shares a number of similarities. In this talk I will explain the basics of Stoicism and argue that it is a philosophy highly suitable to the complexities of life in the 21st century.
 
Massimo Pigliucci is a biologist and philosopher at the City University of New York. His main interests are in the philosophy of science and pseudoscience. He is the editor-in-chief of the online magazine Scientia Salon, and his latest book (co-edited with Maarten Boudry) is Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (Chicago Press)
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
The Blind Spot
The Blind Spot
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Workshop hosted by NYSEC and guided by Russell G. Jones

For NYSEC members and invited guests. For more information, contact Leader Anne Klaeysen at aklaeysen@nysec.org

What will it take to make the NY Society a more multi-racial community? Here’s a way we can start. The Blind Spot is committed to making the language and critical thinking skills around privilege, race and oppression more commonplace. Participants engage in workshops using multiple media with the purpose of helping them act accountable for these issues. It isn’t about shining a harsh light on guilt, privilege or inequities; it uses positive content and ideas to illustrate the debates and discussions that are constantly happening around us. The goal is to grow in our understanding of these issues both intellectually and emotionally.

 
 
1:30 PM
Leaders' Office
Ethics for Teens
Ethics for Teens
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:30pm
Leaders' Office

Teen Workshop- International Peace Day

 
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans

 

 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Body, Brain and Balance
Body, Brain and Balance
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Moderator Rob Hofman
Six sessions on Wednesdays starting September 16
 

Three big B’s Body, Brain, and Balance are interconnected: they keep us functioning, and they need to be maintained. There is a lost we can do to keep our body, our brain and our balance system up to par and that is what this workshop is about. It will be an enjoyable, practical and learning experience. Wear easy, loose fitting clothes and flat shoes.

Registration is required. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117. 

 
 
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Low Impact Dance Aerobics
Low Impact Dance Aerobics
Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

With Maggie Determann

Low Impact Dance Aerobics is an easy to follow, fun, low-impact aerobic workout that is a great way to get in shape and stay fit.  Come and enjoy a lively class that is stress-free for beginners, will help boost your energy level and burn calories.  No dance experience necessary!  Loose fitting, comfortable clothes and sneakers recommended.

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“Laudato Si – Introduction (The entire Papal Encyclical on the Environment is at this link) ; “10 key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment” by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post, 6/18/15; “Holy Ignorance” by Garry Wills and “Pope Francis: The Cry of the Earth” by Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books, 6/21/15
 
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Parenting, Step-parenting and Grandparenting
Ethical Parenting, Step-parenting and Grandparenting
Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
With Leader Anne Klaeysen
 
Family life today faces challenges that can overwhelm adults responsible for the care of children. The goal of spending "quality time" with loved ones gets lost in the daily struggle to make a living and provide a home. Families need support. This workshop offers parenting skills and an opportunity to connect with other parents, step parents and grandparents. 
 
Participants must register with Margaret Determann at mdetermann@nysec.org or 212-874-5210 ext 113.
 
Childcare provided upon advanced request.
 
 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
Annual Ethical Retreat Weekend
Annual Ethical Retreat Weekend
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:00pm

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
Annual Ethical Retreat Weekend
Annual Ethical Retreat Weekend
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:00pm

 
 
 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Body, Brain and Balance
Body, Brain and Balance
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Moderator Rob Hofman
Six sessions on Wednesdays starting September 16
 

Three big B’s Body, Brain, and Balance are interconnected: they keep us functioning, and they need to be maintained. There is a lost we can do to keep our body, our brain and our balance system up to par and that is what this workshop is about. It will be an enjoyable, practical and learning experience. Wear easy, loose fitting clothes and flat shoes.

Registration is required. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117. 

 
 
 
 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting- Reflections on Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Sunday Meeting- Reflections on Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Leader Curt Collier
Pat Debrovner Presides
 
Pope Francis's Encyclical on Climate Change, Laudato Si, highlights the emerging crises facing our planet, which he attributes mostly to an economic system out of ecological balance and to moral shortcomings and lifestyles of those who perpetuate such a system.  This talk will explore the ramifications of the Pope's encyclical from a variety of perspectives, the impact it will have on the climate change debate, and whether he got it right.  Come hear from ethicisits, economists, clergy, and environmentalists as they reflect on this bold statement. 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sustainable Living Support Circle
Sustainable Living Support Circle
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Curt Collier, Leader Presides
 

Gather to discuss the impact of lifestyle choices on our planet and ways to adapt that a make meaningful difference. We engage in serious and practical discussion about culinary choices, commuting alternatives, and how our purchases aid or hamper the natural world. Participants are asked to share openly with others in a supportive environment.

 
 
4:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Readings in Deep Ecology
Readings in Deep Ecology
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator: Leader Curt Collier
 
Each month we’ll explore the writings of famous environmental authors. 
 
Explore chapters and selections from the works of famous environmental authors—Edward Abbey, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Aldo Leopold, Richard Louv, Wangari Maathai, John Muir, and Michael Pollan, among others. Read the selections together, and then discuss the important points the writers were striving to uphold. This is a great way to delve into classic environmental literature.