Surprising Ways Early Ideas
About Democracy Are Relevant
Jim Ball will be
leading at least two class discussions about democracy. Participants will be
reading ���First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea��� by Paul Woodruff.
This concise book about real democracy in our government and in our
relationships relates directly to one of the eight commitments of Ethical
Culture���the democratic process is essential to our task. ���If it is not
dangerous...if it does not ask us to consider changes that frighten the
establishment, it is not about democracy.��� You need not have started reading the
book to participate at the first class.
When: March 7, 21,
further meetings TBD from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
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.