“Sources of Hope: Values from Our Past as We Build the Future”

All Society Platform

The 106th Assembly of the American Ethical Union has addressed “the whole truth about America” where history has been triumphant for some and traumatic for others. How do we understand and reconcile such disparity? As we truthfully acknowledge imperfection and injustice, we also confront challenges that lie ahead and commit to building a more just and humane nation for all.  Let us also recognize underlying ethical values that animate efforts, throughout our history, to create “a more perfect union,” to elicit goodness from diverse peoples, to find and demonstrate hope.

We gather today virtually from across the country and around the world, something that was inconceivable when our nation began or when Felix Adler founded Ethical Culture in 1876.  Let us envision together and commit to building a nation of equity, decency, and compassion.  We will hear from future Ethical Culture Leaders who represent the future and inspire hope as we embrace the tasks ahead.

We will meet (virtually) at BES at 10:30 a.m. and then at 11:00 a.m. we will travel to the AEU Assembly: http://bit.ly/AEUAssemblySessions

Anne Klaeysen, Leader Emerita of the New York Society for Ethical Culture
Robert Berson, Leader, Northern Westchester Society
Future Ethical Culture Leaders Greg Bonin, Christian Hayden, Louise Jett, and Sarah Tielemanns
Elizabeth Collier, Chair, AEU Leadership Committee

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