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    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vienna Community Center 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA 22180
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    The American Ethical Union recently passed two resolutions on the Climate Crisis:

    2014 – Investment Decisions Regarding Climate Change

    2018 – Climate Action

    We will discuss these two resolutions and what steps we can personally take to address the Climate Crisis.


    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 44427 Atwater Drive, Ashburn VA
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    Please join members of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society along with other Humanists, Atheists, Freethinkers, and assorted non-theists for Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company in Ashburn, Virginia.  House 6 is owned by NoVES members Marian Arcelay and Rolando Rivera.  It features a variety of beers brewed on the premises.  Come for conversation, games, and camaraderie.  

    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges


    We live our entire waking life immersed in our inner experiences (thoughts, feelings, sensations) – internal private phenomena for us, inaccessible to others.  What is the nature of our inner experience – our internal narrative.  Is my inner experience structured the same way as your inner experience?  Just what are the voices and processes in our heads anyway? How do our brains affect our thoughts, contributing to our perceptions of ourselves? Our differences in our internal narratives are another aspect of human diversity that should be understood, embraced, and celebrated.  This platform will involve audience participation.

    Randy has been looking at this topic for several months and is looking forward to sharing what he learned.

    • Sunday, January 05, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges

    What is funny, and when? Is it always? Washington Ethical Society member Julie Grimes takes a personal and historical perspective on how laughter can heal, both ourselves and our world.

    Julie is a member of the Washington Ethical Society where, as part of the WES Comedy writing team, has written and acted in several celebratory skits. She also leads the teen group, sings in the chorus, and teaches social history, philosophy, and literature at the middle and high school levels.

    • Monday, January 20, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pope Branch Park 2900 M Pl SE Washington, DC

    This event is FREE, but please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    This collaborative event celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the memory of Joseph Glover, Founder, and Chair of Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance.

    This event is Rain or Shine. All supplies provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you can get dirty that will protect you from the brush.

    To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper  Program, please join the day before the cleanup on Sunday, January 19th at 11:00 am for a platform presentation by ARK Outreach Coordinator & Staff Biologist, Trey Sherard


    The MLK Day of Service event s in partnership with the Pope Branch Park Restoration Alliance, and is done in support by District Department of Energy and Environment, Colonial Pipeline, and various other community partners

Sunday, December 08, 2019 Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network - Bringing Greta Thunberg's vision to Virginia
Sunday, November 24, 2019 Stone Salad
Friday, November 22, 2019 Puppet Show Dress Rehearsal
Friday, November 22, 2019 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Penny University: How do our expectations affect our experience of Reality?
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Resolutions on Systemic Racism and Reparations
Monday, November 18, 2019 Arena Civil Dialogues: Environment/Climate: techno optimists meet techno pessimists.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Slouching Toward Discrimination: The Growing Effort To Use ‘Religious Freedom’ To Justify Unequal Treatment
Sunday, November 10, 2019 The Power of Vulnerability - Show Up and Let Yourself Be Seen by Kimberly Nylasi, NoVES Director of Ethical Education
Sunday, November 03, 2019 Randy Best: A Father and Daughter
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Trick or Treat for the Troops - Operation Gratitude!
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Tony Hileman: Putting It All Back Together Again
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Board meeting
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Movie discussion "Inherit The Wind"
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Criminal Justice Reform: The American Ethical Union’s 2015 Resolution
Monday, October 21, 2019 Arena Civil Dialogues: Have we privatized too much?
Sunday, October 20, 2019 Randy Best: Facing the Climate Crisis
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Penny University: What is your internal narrative?
Monday, October 14, 2019 Undoing Racism Workhop (both days required)
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Merry Macke: Observations - Immersion in Guatemala
Saturday, October 12, 2019 PRINCE WILLIAM RECYCLES DAY 2019 - Free Landfill Event
Sunday, October 06, 2019 Dr. Stephen Crawford: Reclaiming Patriotism
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Leader Randy Best and Andrew Orlans: Utopian Thought of Norman O. Brown and Herbert Marcuse
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Star Gazing - Weather Permitting
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Plastic Free Forum
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Board meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Secular Summit and Lobby Day
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Kick Off for the Race Equity and Inclusion Action Network
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Movie discussion - "Waking Life"
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Dr. Michael S. Franch: Civility, Empathy, and Humility - Three Good Friends in a Time of Bitter Discourse?
Friday, September 20, 2019 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Thursday, September 19, 2019 What is Ethical Culture: Unpacking the 2008 Leaders’ Statement
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Ethical Culture - What's In It for Me?
Sunday, September 08, 2019 Voting My Humanist Values Too
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 What role does language have in shaping our thoughts?
Sunday, June 16, 2019 Recognition Sunday
Friday, June 14, 2019 June Humanist Happy Hour!!!
Sunday, June 09, 2019 Questioning the Authority of My Own Assumptions
Sunday, June 02, 2019 ETHICAL GANGS: PURITY AND VIRTUE SIGNALING
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Memorial Weekend Camping Trip
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Membership Meeting
Friday, May 17, 2019 May Humanist Happy Hour!!!
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Penny University: Do individuals need a purpose?
Sunday, May 12, 2019 Frederick Delius's Mass of Life: A musical and philosophical Sunday platform
Sunday, May 05, 2019 2nd Sailing - Navigators ANACOSTIA RIVER TOUR
Sunday, May 05, 2019 1st sailing - Navigators ANACOSTIA RIVER TOUR - BOOKED FULL
Sunday, May 05, 2019 Remembrance Day
Sunday, May 05, 2019 Comparative Religion Tour of the Ekoji Buddhist Temple
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Spring Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2019 Wands For Wildlife
Saturday, April 27, 2019 PUPPET DRESS REHEARSAL
Friday, April 26, 2019 April Humanist Happy Hour!!!
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Humanist Manifestoes
Sunday, April 14, 2019 The ERA: Past, Present and Future, and What you Can Do to Get Ready for the 2020 General Assembly Session
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Morning Meditation
Sunday, April 07, 2019 Experience an Ethical Culture Colloquy
Sunday, April 07, 2019 Annual Stream Cleanup - Sunday School Service Project
Sunday, April 07, 2019 Morning Meditation
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Penny University: Is Lying Bad?
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Anger: Women, Men, and Me Too / Member Pledge Lunch to follow.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Morning Meditation
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Humanist Clergy Discussion
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase
Sunday, March 24, 2019 Touching Heart - Art of Giving Workshop
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Ethical Culture After Adler: Pragmatism Philosophy’s Influence
Sunday, March 17, 2019 Traveling Players Ensemble's performance of The Merchant of Venice
Sunday, March 17, 2019 Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
Sunday, March 17, 2019 Morning Meditation
Friday, March 15, 2019 March Humanist Happy Hour!!!
Friday, March 15, 2019 Support the Youth Climate Strike!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Penny University: What is Identity?
Sunday, March 10, 2019 The Problem of Gerrymandering – What We Can Do To Fix A Rigged System
Sunday, March 10, 2019 Morning Meditation
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Randy Best: My Adventures in International Humanism
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Comparative Religion Tour of the Rajdhani Mandir Temple
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Morning Meditation
Sunday, February 24, 2019 SUICIDE: A Growing Public Health Crisis
Sunday, February 17, 2019 Homage to Bob Dylan Festival
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Memorial for Bobbie Deihl
Friday, February 15, 2019 Inaugural Humanist Happy Hour!!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Penny University: What is Love?
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Darwin Day - Banana Splits
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Charles Darwin: Between the Beagle and the Bombshell
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Morning Meditation At NoVES
Monday, February 04, 2019 Richmond Lobby Day with Moms Demand Action
Sunday, February 03, 2019 Winter Festival
Friday, February 01, 2019 Navigators Camp-In at the Maryland Science Center
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Felix Adler’s Philosophy and Religious Ideas
Sunday, January 27, 2019 Amanda Poppei: All in the Family
Monday, January 21, 2019 Volunteering with ASPIRE on MLK day
Sunday, January 20, 2019 Death Penalty, Solitary confinement and Prison Reform
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Penny University: Does the Moral Arc of the Universe Bend Toward Justice?
Sunday, January 06, 2019 Randy Best: Cosmic Creation Story
Sunday, December 23, 2018 Comparative Religion Field Trip - Holy Eucharist at The National Cathedral
Sunday, December 16, 2018 Think Globally, Act Locally
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Penny University: Is technology changing our relations with others?
Sunday, December 09, 2018 Moms Demand Action
Sunday, December 02, 2018 The Moral Necessity of Geo-Engineering
Sunday, December 02, 2018 Comparative Religion Tour of the ADAMS Center
Monday, November 19, 2018 Penny University: Post-Election Processing
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Stone Salad
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Non-theist, Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic, Deist - what do these terms mean and do any of them fit you?
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Christian Hayden - Creating Community: Finding the “Us” in Poetry
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Comparative Religion Tour of Temple Beth Torah
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Star Gazing - Weather Permitting
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Trick or Treat for SOCKTOBER!
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Bart Worden - Living Positively: How Ethical Humanism helps navigate troubled waters
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Navigators ANACOSTIA RIVER TOUR
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Parent Orientation Meeting
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Edgar Aranda-Yanoc - Access to drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants and proposed changes to the public charge rule and its impact on immigrant access to nutrition and healthcare programs
Saturday, October 20, 2018 90 Min Workshop: How to Raise Children's Resilience, Self-Esteem, and Motivation
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Felix Adler and the Founding of Ethical Culture Course
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Ernest Solar - Finding Calm, Experience the Moment
Sunday, October 07, 2018 Randy Best - Embracing the Turn
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Star Gazing - Weather Permitting
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Penny University: What is the role of reason in the decisions you make in your life?
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Rachel Bailey - The Concept of YUCK
Saturday, September 29, 2018 AEU Skills Summit 2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018 Dr. Anne Klaeysen - Undone By Women
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Capitol Steps - NoVES
Sunday, September 16, 2018 June Tangney - Shame and Guilt: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Penny University: Has political polarization stifled democracy?
Sunday, September 09, 2018 Leader Randy Best: Voting Our Humanist Values
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Star Gazing - Weather Permitting
Sunday, September 02, 2018 End of Summer Family Picnic
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Geocaching at Mason Neck State Park
Saturday, June 23, 2018 The Red Stone - A film by Ahmad Damen
Sunday, June 17, 2018 Membership Meeting - Recognition Sunday
Sunday, June 10, 2018 The Effects of Inadequate Mental Health Care for Black and Minority Communities
Sunday, June 10, 2018 ACLU Membership Conference
Thursday, June 07, 2018 AEU Assembly
Sunday, June 03, 2018 I MISS ARGUING WITH FRIENDS: CRITICAL REASONING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
Sunday, June 03, 2018 Cardboard Boat Regatta - NoVES Navigators
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 25, 2018 Future of Ethical Societies 2018 Conference
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- What is the value of Human Life?
Sunday, May 13, 2018 The Better Angels of Our Intelligence: CIA and the Need to be Good
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Cirque Du Soleil - LUZIA
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Memorial Clare Schwartz
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Good Intentions are Simply Not Enough - Randy Best
Friday, May 04, 2018 An Overview of Ethical Humanism History and Philosophy
Sunday, April 29, 2018 The Children Are Our Future presented by NoVES DEE, Kimberly Nyilasi
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2018 LOBBY DAY & SECULAR VALUES SUMMIT
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2018 Lobby Day and Secular Values Summit
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Standing at a Moral Crossroads by NoVES Leader Randy Best
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Earth Day Stream Cleanup - Sunday School April Service Project
Saturday, April 21, 2018 BOOK GROUP- The Things They Carried
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- What is Truth?
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Pledge Meeting
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Compassion and Justice: How the American Ethical Union plans to bring ethics to life
Saturday, April 14, 2018 March for Science
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Spring Festival
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Memorial Service Richard Risk
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Secular Social Justice 2018
Sunday, April 01, 2018 Closed for Spring Break
Sunday, March 25, 2018 We Should All Be Protesters
Saturday, March 24, 2018 MARCH FOR OUR LIVES 3/24/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Reproductive Health: Stories From The Field
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- Is Meritocracy Morally Justified?
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Women Back to the Future-Nevertheless She Persisted!
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Songs in the Key of Free: Music as a Healing Force
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Science Moms
Monday, March 05, 2018 Loudoun Love Your Neighbor - Hope Not Hate
Sunday, March 04, 2018 Feet of Clay by Leader Randy Best
Thursday, March 01, 2018 NoVES Movie Screening - [the listening heart] - MARCH 1
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- Are vast gaps in wealth and economic resources in America justified?
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Navigators - Structural Design Meeting
Sunday, February 25, 2018 The Challenge and Opportunity of Global Connectedness
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Article Discussion Meeting Feb 21st Oakton, VA
Sunday, February 18, 2018 NOVES Ribbon Cutting Party - LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR - The Orange Ribbon Campaign
Sunday, February 18, 2018 What Being American Means to Me
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Sunday Philosophy Discussion Group
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Valentine's Cards for Sale to Benefit Kakenya's Dream
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Darwin Day - Banana Splits
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Secular Values Voter - Mobilizing a Voting Bloc in 2018 and Beyond- Sarah Levin
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Valentine's Cards for Sale to Benefit Kakenya's Dream
Sunday, February 04, 2018 How Fragile is American Democracy? - Randy Best
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Book Group Discussion- The Left Hand of Darkness
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Courage for the Resistance...and the Relationships. - Amanda Poppei
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Winter Festival
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series-Is War Justified?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 NoVES Multicultural Open Mic
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Challenging Social Legacy To Unlock Human Potential
Sunday, January 07, 2018 The Year in Review - Randy Best
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Closed for New Years
Sunday, December 24, 2017 Closed for Holidays
Sunday, December 17, 2017 Humanism's Farther Reaches
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Caffe Amouri Philosophical Discussion Series
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Learning to Listen
Sunday, December 03, 2017 Towards Utopia - Randy Best
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Stone Salad Celebration
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Caffe Amouri Philosophical Discussion Series
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Ethics and Identity Politics
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Enemies and Empathy
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Rocket Competition
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Transgender Advocacy
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Using White Privilege for Black Benefit
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Caffe Amouri Philosophical Discussion Series
Sunday, October 08, 2017 Open and Accountable Science and Policy: the Role of Ethics, Biases, and Beliefs
Sunday, October 01, 2017 Purity and Intolerance
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Canoeing
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Sunday Platform: Asian Americans and Deconstructing The Model Minority Myth
Saturday, September 23, 2017 NoVES Book Club
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Sunday Platform: The Ethics of Harry Potter
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Stargazing
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Sunday Platform: LIVING AS A HUMANIST - ABROAD AND AT HOME
Sunday, September 03, 2017 Summer Picnic
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Candlelight Vigil

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