CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November 30, 2014
NoVES will not be meeting. Enjoy your holiday weekend.
December 6, 2014 6:30 PM
We will be reading “Ethics for Everyone” by Arthur Dobrin, retired leader of the Long Island Ethical Society. This sensible, practical guide provides thoughtful and sometimes surprising answers to tough real world questions. We will sort through 21 true stories of tricky ethical issues and take a personal ethical quiz to determine your own ethical potential.
December 7, 2014 11:00 AM
Martha Gallahue, an Ethical Culture Leader and longtime advocate of international cooperation, will discuss the interlinkage between the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the present version of the Sustainable Development Goals now before the United Nations General Assembly, to be finalized by summer 2015. Martha will offer observations as to how these two documents demonstrate key breakthroughs from mid-20th century to the present times taking place now at the United Nations. She will highlight some of the obstacles to realization of the SDG's and compare them with the UDHR. This presentation will be through the lens of emergent culture of peace no longer a dream but nascent reality.
December 11, 2014 7:00 PM
The group consists of members and friends of NoVES. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at one of our homes for two hours of relaxed, friendly conversation. For information on where we will be meeting this month contact Andy Stanton at email@example.com
Northern Virginia Ethical Society
Founded September 1983
We meet at Green Hedges School
415 Windover Ave. NW, Vienna, Virginia
Platform talks and Sunday School begin at 11 am,
most Sundays from September through June
Our Ethical Society
The Northern Virginia Ethical Society (NoVES) welcomes visitors to our diverse community. We are a humanist congregation with members around the greater Washington, DC area. People of all types and all different ages, with or without children, of many religious and ethnic backgrounds, all have made NoVES their humanistic/religious home. The mission of NoVES is to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves, strengthen our relationships with one another, and build a more humane world by offering a humanistic program that promotes ethical growth and learning, builds and sustains community and implements ethical action beyond our Society.
Our Sunday School
We have a thriving Sunday School! Our children like attending because our Sunday School is a fun, hands on learning environment! Visit our Sunday School page to learn more about what we do and have planned for the year. To let us know you're interested or to seek further information, contact our Director of Ethical Education. Get a head start and fill out a Sunday School registration form too! You can enroll any time.
Now that the Supreme Court has declined to review the Court of Appeals' decision striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the Northern Virginia Ethical Society is pleased to conduct same-sex weddings in Virginia (as well as in the District of Columbia and Maryland). See our Ceremonies and Officiants section.
Visit us on Sunday Morning
We invite you to check us out on a Sunday Morning and to join us in other activities. You might find, as so many others of us have, the sort of caring, thoughtful community you didn't even know was out there - just waiting for you to become a part of it. Take a look at our current and past Newsletters to get a further understanding of who we are. Note our committed staff and volunteers. See what's going on by looking at our Calendar. We also invite you to 'friend' us on Facebook by following this link.
Driving Directions: Take the Nutley Street North exit from Route I-66. At the fourth light, cross Maple Avenue (Route 123) and start watching your odometer. At 0.2 miles, you will see a driveway with “Watch for Turning Vehicles” and “Green Hedges” signs. There will also be an Ethical Society sign next to the driveway. Turn right into the driveway, park in the lot, and take the nearest entrance into the building.
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