Sundays at the Ethical Society
Join us Sunday mornings. Our community welcomes you.
10:00 am - Coffee and Conversation
10:30 am - Program begins
Sunday Ethical Education for Kids (SEEK) will be in session from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, the same time as our meeting
Community Potluck happens the first Sunday of every month immediately following the main program.
Moms Demand Action
For Gun Sense in America
We welcome Melanie Greene from the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Since their inception after the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, Moms Demand Action has mobilized mothers across the country to become the largest grassroots movement working to reduce gun violence. Moms Demand Action is a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country, with more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters.
Democracy, Voting Systems, and Party Systems
What I've Learned from Studying Political Science
Dan Eckam, a board member of Common Ground for Texas, has spent five years researching and writing a book on how the United States can switch from its two-party system to a multiparty one. He has explored various alternative methods of voting and their effects on the party system. He studied the differences in government structure between the democratic countries of the world. In this talk, he will explain what he has learned and how he thinks it can help us improve our democracy.
Registration for the American Ethical Union Assembly is open. Please click here.
If government of the people is to be by and for the people, then we, the people, need to reclaim it before it slips away. Marginalized groups and women already are denied equitable influence in social polity. Voter suppression targets people of color, women are underrepresented, and money in politics threatens democracy by giving corporate interests such as the NRA disproportionate power. As Ethical Humanists, we commit ourselves to democratic process in our lives, our local societies, and our global community. Join us at the AEU’s 104th Assembly to consider the issues and the strategies to reclaim democracy—for all. And join us on social media with #ethicalassembly.
Colloquy and Potluck
The purpose of Colloquy is to help participants, in a communal setting, “delve more deeply into the depths of their own being and to develop the habit of self-reflection, to live in a closer conformity to their stated beliefs and to find a source of inspiration.”
During a Colloquy, participants reflect on a theme introduced by a facilitator. Sharing about the session’s theme often promotes deeper insight.
Potluck lunch to follow