The Ethical Enrichment Committee presents three upcoming reading and discussion groups. Each group has different requirements. If you you'd like more information, call the contact for the group in which you are interested. More to follow.
What Does Globalization and A Multicultural World Require of Humanity? – A Dialogue on the vision of “The Coming Interspiritual Age”
Wednesdays, TWO SESSIONS
3/13 and 3/20
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Kurt Johnson
In a new book, now riding in Amazon's “Top 10 in Spirituality: New and Popular,”The Coming Interspiritual Age (Namaste Publishers), co-author and long-time Ethical Culture member, comparative religionist and evolutionary biologist, Dr. Kurt Johnson discusses the implications of a globalizing and multiculturalized world. Dr. Johnson predicts that religions will meet "somewhere in the middle" based on their shared ethical and behavioral ideals, just as Felix Adler envisioned when he founded Ethical Culture, whose motto of "Deed Over Creed" is now embraced by most of the world's movements for transformative change.
Here are questions for both Humanists and non-Humanists: First, can Humanism join the rest of the world's "religious communities" in taking a “universal path” or has it become parochially secular? Secondly,
what do the world's "religious and spiritual communities" have to teach, and also learn, from their own challenge to foster a universal path from their followers? Can we achieve Adler's vision of an "Ethical Manifold?" verbalized by the founders of "Interspirituality" as "Discovering a Universal Understanding of the World's Religions"?
Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.