What we're about

We are a community dedicated to fostering ethical humanist beliefs and values and to improving the human condition through individual and collective action. We celebrate diversity and welcome newcomers of all faiths, color, sexual orientations, and nationalities - anyone who agrees with the idea that we need to help in making the world a better, more ethical place.

We have activities and events for all age groups. Among our activities are a Sunday School, a teen group, and for adults we have social gatherings, Sunday morning meetings, lectures, and discussion groups on movies, opera, and world events.
Projects of the Society include a branch of Amnesty International, the Our Times Coffeehouse, Ethical Friends of Children, whose sole purpose is to help children by providing them with needed clothing and infant furniture, and the Kenya Project - supporting the Sema Academy elementary school.
The Ethical Society Children's Ethics Program seeks to affirm the special worth of every human being and to encourage the development of those values which integrate each child into the greater human family. By identifying ethics as central to religion, children are encouraged to explore their own values and beliefs, with Ethical Culture values emphasized throughout Sunday morning lessons.
For more information visit our website at http://www.ehsli.org

Upcoming events (4+)

We are a welcoming and engaged Ethical Humanist community - But closed for July4

The Society will be closed this 4th of July weekend. Have a great weekend, everyone, and we'll see you next week!

Since the outset of the Covid 19 virus pandemic, our meetings have continued undeterred and online. Please join us in person or on Zoom every Sunday. The link is available upon RSVP to this page and upon request from the Society administrator who can be reached at: office (at) ehsli (dot) org.

Also, each Sunday morning's program will be listed and described on the website: www.ehsli.org

Since 1952, a Sunday program has been held every week for our members and visitors. The centerpieces of this hour are informative and inspiring talks by an Ethical Culture Leaders, local educators and social action advocates. Music, poetry and meditation enrich the experience. We have festivals and occasional special presentations relating to the seasons and the secular holiday calendar.
During ordinary times, a coffee hour follows the program. This is a congenial time to get to know our community.

A Kids' Ethics Class is ordinarily held simultaneously for children ages 6 to 12. Classes are held in a spirit of inquiry by our dedicated teachers who welcome diversity. Children learn to be open-minded, honest and kind through discussions, role plays, games and projects.

Our youth group for high school students (Y.E.S.) is a perfect opportunity for teens to engage in social action and make new friends. The YES group is active at this time!

Both programs are without charge.

Public Forum: Ethical Issues of Our Time

Needs a location

Topic: “Where are the permissible boundaries of legitimate group expression? And what are beyond the limits?”
Recently the CEO of Kraken, a cryptocurrency exchange asked his employees the following: If you can identify as a sex, can you identify as a race or ethnicity? Who can refer to another person as the N word? He further said that he opposed employees choosing their own pronouns.
- Would we genuinely tolerate such questions or would they be rhetorical?
- What if a member used the N word when quoting a text such as "Huckleberry Finn"?
- Can a member take the position, without being judged or attacked, that he/she opposes people choosing their own pronouns?

Join us in discussing this pressing social issue in a discussion led by Dr. David Sprintzen, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Long Island University. This is the July installment of “Ethical Issues in Our Times,” a product of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island. All are welcome to join and engage in a thoughtful and courteous exchange of ideas.

This will be an online forum that will be shared on Zoom. To join, please RSVP either to this page or to the Ethical Humanist Society at: [masked] or[masked]

We are a welcoming and engaged Ethical Humanist community

Needs a location

Since the outset of the Covid 19 virus pandemic, our meetings have continued undeterred and online. Please join us in a Zoom meeting this Sunday. The link is available upon RSVP to this page and upon request from the Society administrator who can be reached at: office (at) ehsli (dot) org.

Also, each Sunday morning's program will be listed and described on the website: www.ehsli.org

Since 1952, a Sunday program has been held every week for our members and visitors. The centerpieces of this hour are informative and inspiring talks by an Ethical Culture Leaders, local educators and social action advocates. Music, poetry and meditation enrich the experience. We have festivals and occasional special presentations relating to the seasons and the secular holiday calendar.
During ordinary times, a coffee hour follows the program. This is a congenial time to get to know our community.

A Kids' Ethics Class is ordinarily held simultaneously for children ages 6 to 12. Classes are held in a spirit of inquiry by our dedicated teachers who welcome diversity. Children learn to be open-minded, honest and kind through discussions, role plays, games and projects.

Our youth group for high school students (Y.E.S.) is a perfect opportunity for teens to engage in social action and make new friends. The YES group is active at this time!

Both programs are without charge.

We are a welcoming and engaged Ethical Humanist community

Needs a location

Since the outset of the Covid 19 virus pandemic, our meetings have continued undeterred and online. Please join us in a Zoom meeting this Sunday. The link is available upon RSVP to this page and upon request from the Society administrator who can be reached at: office (at) ehsli (dot) org.

Also, each Sunday morning's program will be listed and described on the website: www.ehsli.org

Since 1952, a Sunday program has been held every week for our members and visitors. The centerpieces of this hour are informative and inspiring talks by an Ethical Culture Leaders, local educators and social action advocates. Music, poetry and meditation enrich the experience. We have festivals and occasional special presentations relating to the seasons and the secular holiday calendar.
During ordinary times, a coffee hour follows the program. This is a congenial time to get to know our community.

A Kids' Ethics Class is ordinarily held simultaneously for children ages 6 to 12. Classes are held in a spirit of inquiry by our dedicated teachers who welcome diversity. Children learn to be open-minded, honest and kind through discussions, role plays, games and projects.

Our youth group for high school students (Y.E.S.) is a perfect opportunity for teens to engage in social action and make new friends. The YES group is active at this time!

Both programs are without charge.

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