Looking for some wisdom and insight this holiday season? We went shopping in our archives and put together a gift collection of Leader Joe Chuman’s latest and greatest platform addresses, each one some meaty food for thought among the sugar cookies and eggnog. Please help yourself! Read More
With the deepening divisions in American society, politically, socially, and economically, perhaps the time has come to envision and to advocate for another way of understanding American society and American identity. In this platform address, leader Joseph Chuman discusses such a way.Read More
Einstein, a friend of Ethical Culture, believed that behind or within reality there exists an order that is rationally structured and is scrutable–but only partially–to the human mind. Einstein also believed that ethical behavior should be based on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs.Read More
To whom or to what are humanists accountable? In this platform address, delivered during the Society’s Community Weekend, leader Joseph Chuman says none of the general responses to this question is adequate on its own, but taken together they are compelling and help us to determine the place of the individual in society.
Leader Joseph Chuman takes inspiration from the poet William Wordsworth, who wrote of “…little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love,” to explore the value of compassion, attention, and being present for one another in a world where most people are coping with hardship and adversity. Read More