Event Calendar

Sunday, October 15, 2017

All day
Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

Off to the country--Stony Point Center--in the midst of fall foliage!

Highlights:

  • Cocktails on the porch
  • Storytelling and marshmallow roasting around the campfire
  • Music and games
  • Saturday morning Colloquy
  • Off-grounds adventure: Storm King Art Center ($12, includes tour and transportation)
  • Poetry appreciation readings
  • Ethical family dinner
  • Sunday morning platform

All activities held in the Meditation Space, Art Space, or in Gilmor Sloane House.

Reserve to assure your accomodations!

Full Weekend Rate:
Gilmor Sloane House (w/ private bath)
$297 per person, double occupancy ($100 deposit)
includes transportation to and from Stony Point and all meals (Friday dinner - Sunday lunch)

Day Trip (Saturday) Rate
$70 per person ($25 deposit)
We'll arrange as many driver/passenger rides as we can, and provide the train schedule with pickup at the station for others. Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday.

For more information or to make your deposit, contact Maggie Determann at x113/room 501.
For financial aid (confidential), contact Leaders Anne Klaeysen (x119, after Labor Day) and Richard Koral (x115).

 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Bring poems about autumn or lines that fill your ears with something special. We’d love to hear you read.

 

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 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
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Joe Chuman: "If We Reject Science, It's Over"
Sunday Meeting - Joe Chuman: "If We Reject Science, It's Over"
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

The refutation of science is not a function of a poor science education (though that is part of it). It is part and parcel of a much broader and more pernicious phenomenon — that of the utter relativization of knowledge: you have your “truth” and I have mine, and it is subjectivity all the way down. If we continue down that road, the career of humankind may well be veering toward its end. How have we gotten to this point?

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There probably has never been a time when the contradictions have been greater. We have created the wizardry of digital technology, and billions of people are happy to exploit it. We have sent the Cassini spacecraft to explore Saturn, almost a billion miles away, and other probes to investigate the outer planets. We have unlocked the secrets of the human genome and perfected micro-surgeries that perform miracles almost unimaginable a few decades ago. These and countless marvels of science are probably the most dramatic and successful achievements in the career of humankind.

Yet the same folks who vigorously support a military armed with sophisticated weaponry built on the deliverance of science, at the same time deny the reality of evolution, the linchpin on which all modern biology hangs. The same people who depend on their iPhones, air-conditioners, and microwave ovens profess that the earth is no more than 10,000 years old. And the millions who take for granted that modern science can predict a solar eclipse down to a scintilla of a second deny the reality of global warming.

The refutation of science is not a function of a poor science education (though that is part of it). It is part and parcel of a much broader and more pernicious phenomenon — that of the utter relativization of knowledge: you have your “truth” and I have mine, and it is subjectivity all the way down. If we continue down that road, the career of humankind may well be veering toward its end. How have we gotten to this point?

This week’s shared charity: Hispanic Federation

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

This week:

"gRRRRRReen" -Mask & Costume Making from recycled materials -- yes, you may bring collected clean reusable items like egg cartons and toilet paper tubes -- for a creative workshop to galvanize a movement to make Halloween "Green" !!!  We encourage families to refrain from "buying in" to the consumer-based Halloween, and to connect to it through Green engagement. 

Every week:

11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor