• Friday AM ethics discussion: Buy a Ford car knowing Henry Ford was antisemitic?

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    Knowing history provides the opportunity to learn from it. The recent Ken Burns series on the Holocaust revealed lots of history. How does learning history impact our actions today? Purchasing a car is just one of many possible choices that might be informed by what we know about history.

    When we know about the unethical past of a company or its founders, does it obligate us to act today to reflect those earlier days? Can we forget about then and choose based on today, saying "the past doesn't matter"?

    Should we "forgive" a company for its former practices? How is forgiving a company different from forgiving a person?

    Please join this group. Invite others! Bring your unique point of view and add to the discussion.

    This is a virtual discussion. Link will be visible when you RSVP. Passcode is ethics.
    Please be prepared to have your camera on during the meeting.

  • Coffee and Conversation

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    Our Coffee & Conversation sessions are informal, inclusive, supportive gatherings. We just talk about things that are on our minds, things that make for, or detract from, a fulfilling human life in the real world for ourselves and for other people. We listen to each other, share our thoughts, and enjoy the time together. Coffee, tea and goodies provided.

    For COVID safety, we will remain outdoors, 6 feet apart. Masks are not required.

    Join the conversation!

  • ECSSV Book Club: Flights of Fancy by Richard Dawkins

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    In Flights of Fancy, Richard Dawkins explains how nature and humans have learned to overcome the pull of gravity and take to the skies. From the mythical Icarus to the sadly extinct but spectacular bird Argentavis magnificens, from the Wright flyer and the 747 to the Tinkerbella fairyfly and the Peregrine falcon. But is also about flights of the mind, about escaping the every day - through science, ideas, and imagination.

    Suggest a book!! Not too long a read. Choose something available in print, audio, and electronic versions. Please put the title in the comments section or message Ben through Meetup with your suggestion.

    All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not. There is much for everyone to discuss and learn.

    A virtual meeting. The link shows when you RSVP. If you need a passcode, it is ethics.

  • Evening Ethics Discussion Topic TBD

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    A virtual discussion on an issue related to ethics.

    We decide the topic together, if we can, so bring ideas from your life, the news, or history, something that relates to ethical choices.

    Please be prepared to have your camera on, a requirement of attending this virtual meeting.

    Passcode is ethics.

  • Friday AM ethics discussion

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    Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we'll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

    Please join this group. Invite others! Bring your unique point of view and add to the discussion.

    Link shows when you RSVP, and passcode is ethics.
    See you there!

  • Sunday Spotlight

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    Join us one Sunday each month to hear from an inspiring, active speaker who will share information about working to make our community and our world a better place. Topics run the gamut from basic needs to social justice to the environment. We welcome you to participate by listening and engaging in thoughtful dialogue, with a little live music mixed in. We provide the coffee, tea, and a welcoming space for inquiring minds and open hearts to learn from one another.

    The program begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m., and we'd love it if you'd stay for a beverage and light refreshments after to share your thoughts.

    For more information about Ethical Culture Society of Silicon Valley, visit our website at: ecssv.org (http://ecssv.org/)

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  • Video Night: To join or not to join with Rev Dr Bredeen

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    Ethical Culture is part of the Humanist movement. In the video for tonight, the Rev. Dr. Bredeen looks at what motivates folks like us to join a group. Do we join to be against something? To belong to something? To bridge between somethings? Why do you join one group or another? What are we looking for?

    The video can be viewed here before the meeting, but we will be watching it together and then discussing it during the meeting.
    https://youtu.be/bARyI6KMErY

    Join us for the discussion where the goal of the night is to be inspired and motivated to pursue meaningful values and virtues in our everyday lives.

    *Video/Discussion starts @ 7:30pm and ends @ 9:00pm
    Link will become visible when you RSVP. Passcode is ethics.
    Please be prepared to have your camera on during this virtual meeting.

  • Friday AM ethics discussion

    Link visible for attendees

    Using situations in life and from the news of the week, we'll explore ethical issues of the day. The topic will change every month. Bring issues from your life or the news to share.

    Please join this group. Invite others! Bring your unique point of view and add to the discussion.

    See you there!

  • Coffee and Conversation

    Needs a location

    Our Coffee & Conversation sessions are informal, inclusive, supportive gatherings. We just talk about things that are on our minds, things that make for, or detract from, a fulfilling human life in the real world for ourselves and for other people. We listen to each other, share our thoughts, and enjoy the time together. Coffee, tea and goodies provided.

    For COVID safety, we will remain outdoors, 6 feet apart. Masks are not required.

    Join the conversation!

  • Evening Ethics Discussion Topic TBD

    Link visible for attendees

    A virtual discussion on an issue related to ethics.

    We decide the topic together, if we can, so bring ideas from your life, the news, or history, something that relates to ethical choices.

    Please be prepared to have your camera on, a requirement of attending this virtual meeting.

    Passcode is ethics.