Maybe you're one of those people who sits in a church pew on Sundays thinking to themselves, "I don't believe a word of this." Or perhaps you've checked out of the dogma arguments altogether, avoid church or temple and just to try living a good, decent life. Or, maybe you don't believe in god, but instead seek an ethical path consistent with your understanding of the universe.
If any of those sound like you, we should meet! We're the Northern Virginia Ethical Society, a congregation composed of people unified by a simple faith: we want to make the world a little bit better. Founded in the 19th Century, Ethical Societies believe that bringing out the best in others brings out the best in themselves as well. We also believe in science, reason, and you. We don't focus on an afterlife or Final Judgment: our duty is to the living, and to the future generations who will follow us.
Northern Virginia Ethical Society meets on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. from September to June, and provides a Sunday School for your children. Address: 225 Nutley St., NW, Vienna, VA 22180. For driving directions and more information about NoVES, please visit the website, www.noves.org. We are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ethicalsociety.
An Ethical Humanist Community, see our website at www.noves.org
June 5 · 11:00 AM
PLATFORM ADDRESS: EXISTENTIAL ANGST AND FAITH IN HUMAN WORTH
Ethical Culture Leader Randy Best, who will be the new Leader of NoVES if voted in by the members on June 12, presents a thoughtful Platform talk on the philosophy of... Learn more
May 29 · 11:00 AM
PLATFORM ADDRESS: UTOPIAN SOCIETIES
We all dream of living in the perfect society. What is the history of utopianism and what kinds of experiments have there been in the U.S.? Why do a few succeed but most... Learn more
May 22 · 11:00 AM
PLATFORM ADDRESS: EDUCATE, DON'T SEGREGATE
The group, Educate Don't Segregate, in Leesburg, VA, was formed in response to a proposal by the school board to change the policy of socioeconomically integrated and... Learn more
May 15 · 11:00 AM
PLATFORM ADDRESS: THE PROMISE OF HUMANISM
We are very pleased that Fred Edwords of the American Humanist Association, who has spoken to us in the past, will be appearing again. Fred will be exploring the promise... Learn more
May 8 · 11:00 AM
PLATFORM ADDRESS: DOING RIGHT IN A WORLD GONE WRONG
Ethical Culture Leader and humanist Tony Hileman will talk about how to do right in today's world. As Tony says, "Ethical Culture is dedicated to cultivating moral... Learn more