Ethical Culture Officiants
Ellen Dinerman - Officiant
Phyllis Anne Duncan - Officiant, serves Staunton, Harrisonburg areas
Officiant Coordinator, Ellen Dinerman: contact Ceremonies and Officants Contact
Ethical Culture Officiants are authorized by the American Ethical Union and by the Northern Virginia Ethical Society to perform ceremonies, including weddings, memorial services, and baby namings, in the name of the Society. The Officiants are licensed to perform weddings in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.
September 23, 2017 4:00 PM
The NoVES Book Club will meet to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on September 23rd at members home in Alexandria, VA. If you are interested in participating please email Eugenia at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24, 2017
Tevis Tsai, a member of the Baltimore Ethical Society, will discuss the Model Minority Myth. The Model Minority Myth asserts that Asian Americans excel because their cultural values and work ethic align with American ideals. In this talk, Tevis will examine historical and modern issues that undercut this myth, and why this myth persists.
October 1, 2017 11:00 AM
What are the frameworks that contribute to ideas of good and bad? In Jonathan Haidt’s formulation conservatives and conservative cultures include ideas of purity in their moral framework. Cultural and religious ideas of purity are largely thought to act outside of liberal thought. I am not so certain that this is true. I will look at ideas of purity and how they affect attitudes on conservative and liberal cultures, and within myself as well.
Speaker: NoVES Leader Randy Best
October 8, 2017 11:00 AM
Decision making in the management of natural resources and environments suffers from insufficient traceability and accountability in the processes governing both science and policy, and from a lack of public engagement in those processes. Decision making, and science and policy governance, also suffers from a lack of recognition of how human beliefs, values, biases, and heuristics (i.e. mental shortcuts) shape the construction of both science and policy. There is also a lack of shared understanding of the laws, rules, ethical norms, and traditions that constrain decision-making. A governance framework is proposed that seeks to improve the management of natural resources and environments.
Speaker: Dr. Pierrie Glyn