Ethical Culture

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Eth′ical Cul′ture


n.
a movement founded by Felix Adler in 1876 that stresses ethical behavior independent of religious beliefs.
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He was the founding president of the Hemlock Society, cofounder of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Religion, a leader of the Los Angeles chapters of the American Humanist Association and the Ethical Culture Society, and in 1989 he received the AHA's Humanist of the Year award.
Unlike those figures, Adler did not pursue a life in academia, but instead founded a new 'secular religion' called the Ethical Culture Society, which sought to implement his ideals through a succession of schools that blended Adler's unique worldview with the nascent practices of progressive education.
The moral perfection of humankind became Adler's lifelong goal, even after he renounced Judaism and created the Ethical Culture Society as the means to this end.
The church presently holds Sunday services at three different locations around Manhattan, including Hunter College Auditorium, at 69thbetween Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue; Ethical Culture Society, at 64th St.
Oppenheimer enrolled in a private New York City school called the Ethical Culture Society.
JAMES GARRETT WHITE is Leader Emeritus of the Essex Ethical Culture Society.
The Ethical Culture Society will conduct a meeting titled ``Understanding Ethical Culture, Part 2'' 11 a.
Although he closes with a brief consideration of the secular Religion of Humanity developed by the positivist Auguste Comte, de Botton nowhere recognizes that there is a proud history of humanist attempts to build community, encourage kindness, and provide education (the Ethical Culture Society being perhaps the prime example).
The Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles will discuss ``Common Human Needs and Ethical Culture'' in their meeting 11 a.
Back when we married in 1960, our first "work" was being part of a leadership program for three years in the Ethical Culture Society.
Elena Matsui is a student at Teaneck High School in Teaneck, New Jersey, and Joseph Chuman is leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County in New Jersey.
He had in mind "Unitarians, Universalists, humanists, members of the Ethical Culture Society, many Quakers," and many educated citizens "with considerable moral courage and high ideals of life.