What we're about

The Philadelphia Ethical Society is a community of individuals dedicated to nurturing more meaningful and engaged lives. We meet each Sunday at 11:00AM to seek wisdom, nurture compassion, and stoke humanist inspiration. We believe that deed is more important than creed, and we work as individuals and together to allow all people to be safe, educated and empowered. Our shared values include respecting the worth of every person, building ethical relationships, and establishing social justice. We are non-theist, embracing neither atheism nor theism, choosing instead to focus on “the hear and now” through cooperative naturalistic solutions to local and global challenges.

Here at our community home you’ll find thoughtful classes, humanist celebrations, and opportunities to join others working for social justice while having fun! In Philadelphia, since 1885, the Ethical Humanist Society has served as a meeting place for many progressive groups, including currently Pennsylvanians for an Alternative to the Death Penalty and Amnesty International. We are part of the American Ethical Union and are affiliated though this federation with the Secular Coalition for America. Visit us at 1906 Rittenhouse Square or on-line at phillyethics.org or contact Leader Hugh Taft-Morales at LeaderHugh@phillyethics.org.

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Discussion - The Art of Becoming

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DISCUSSION * – Monday, June 24, 7:00 PM Led by Christian Hayden Using text and the performance of theater works, we will look at the process of becoming- how one decides and shapes and makes the intentional choice in the face of oppression and marginalization in our society. Suggested Reading: None, or bring in your favorite monologue about coming out/being queer. *Free admission with seat reservation at www.artoftheheel.com

Drawing for Everyone: Basic Principles

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Drawing for Everyone: Basic Principles, Arthur Pielli, Artist, Art Educator and PES member. Learn how to create a 3D image from a 3D object, on a 2D format. If you bring something edible to draw, you can eat it at the end of the platform. :)

Stories from the AEU Assembly, 2019 Edition

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Stories from the AEU Assembly, 2019 Edition Facilitator: Bob Bueding, PES President Bob and other PES members who attended the AEU Assembly in Tampa, Florida will share their take-aways and moments of inspiration.

Introduction to Ethical Humanism

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Want to know more about Ethical Humanism and the Philadelphia Ethical Society? Come to an Introduction to Ethical Humanism to learn about the history, philosophy, and community of our humanist alternative to traditional religion. RSVP to chayden423@gmail. com

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