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    • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • online

    Anti-Racism Book Discussions

    A challenge to every member of the Ethical Movement: read one more book to educate yourself about racial justice and anti-racism, in the community of others who also value ethical living. The goal of the project is to create a firmer foundation for the anti-racism work we do, as individuals and as members of Ethical Societies. Anti-racism work can be about individual growth and action, action as an Ethical Society, or a look at our own institutions.

    We have multiple opportunities, from Wed. September 23 to Thu. October 29The challenge is to pick one, register for it, read the book, and then participate in the community dialogue via Zoom. Some are more than one session.  Some are led by professional Leaders and some by lay members of Ethical Societies.

    In each one, we expect that you bring an open mind and an open heart, a commitment to understanding what the author is trying to say before critiquing their view, and a commitment to understanding what your fellow participants are saying more than arguing with them.

    Click here for Google Doc with schedule and links to books

    Click here to register for one or more discussions

    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • zoom

    Colloquy provides an opportunity for self-reflection and contemplation within a nurturing, group environment. Participants use readings, music, and quiet sharing to reflect on a different theme each week.

    Colloquy was created at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island by Arthur Dobrin, the Leader Emeritus of the Long Island congregation. Since that time many societies, including the Northern Virginia Ethical Society have incorporated colloquy into its offerings.

    Format: Each Colloquy discussion centers on a particular theme selected from Arthur Dobrin’s book, Spelling God with Two O’s. Groups consider such topics as awareness, serenity, character, transitions and friendship.

    This week's theme is:  Place (not all colloquy themes will be announced ahead of time).

    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

    Zoom event sponsored by American Ethical Union’s Ethical Action Committee

    Ethical Culture Leader, Joe Chuman, will speak on civic engagement from an Ethical Humanist perspective in relation to the Presidential Election. This session will include opportunities for dialogue and sharing concerns about our own efforts to be civically engaged.

    Dr. Joseph Chuman has been the Leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, NJ since 1974, and since 2008 has served as a part-time Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. As an activist, Dr. Chuman has worked on behalf of human rights, civil liberties and in opposition to the death penalty, as well as many other progressive causes. Dr. Chuman teaches Human Rights at the graduate level at Columbia University, and has taught at the United Nations University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, The Humanist, Free Inquiry, Humanistic Judaism and other periodicals, and in 2013, he published “Speaking of Ethics”, a compilation of platform addresses given over 30 years.

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    • Sunday, November 01, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • zoom

    In this time of extreme conflict, both political and social, Amy Anderson will remind us of our Ethical Etiquette and how to repair our social interactions. 

    The Zoom Link for this platform can be found here: 

    • Sunday, November 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EST)

    Zoom event sponsored by American Ethical Union’s Ethical Action Committee

    What will Ethical Societies, as communities committed to democracy, do if the president refuses to honor the results of the election? How might we make our voices heard? Ethical Culture Leader, James Croft, and the Ethical Society of St. Louis will be hosts. This meeting will include presentations on concerns about the 2020 Presidential Election and ways to become civically engaged. Join this event to learn how democracy is central to Ethical Humanism, and how you can act to protect our democracy should the worst occur.

    Dr. James Croft is the Leader at the Ethical Society of St. Louis – one of the largest Humanist congregations in the world. A graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities, James is an in-demand public speaker, an engaging teacher, and a passionate activist for human rights. James was raised on William Shakespeare, Carl Sagan and Star Trek, and lives in St. Louis with his fabulous drag queen husband Kolten.

    To join this event go to and use meeting ID 384 422 5785.

    • Wednesday, November 04, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • A virtual process

    Post-Election Decompression – Reflection on Election Experience

    The election is over but we remain in suspense as votes are tabulated and the voting chaos subsides.  What was your experience of the election?  How did you cast your vote?  What happened at the polls in your area?  What feelings do you have on the election process?  Was voter suppression a factor in the election?

    Come and share your experience as we collectively wait for the official results to be produced in the days to come.  Hopefully every vote will be counted.

    Randy Best

    Here is the Zoom Link for this event…

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    Topic: Post-Election Decompression – Reflection of Election Experience

    Time: Nov 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    • Sunday, November 08, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • zoom

    Where do I go from here?

    After the election, I face many unknowns.  Choosing the lesser of two evils was not a satisfying experience.  I still do not trust most politicians to make the hard choices.  I remain unmoored in the midst of a global pandemic.  I am overwhelmed by the work that needs to be done.  Groping for what I can do.  To move society towards racial justice.   Acting to address the climate crisis.  To change an economy that funnels wealth to the richest Americans at everyone else’s expense.  What actions do I take?  Where do I turn for leadership?  Exploring these questions helps me begin to move forward.

    Here is the link to the event...

    • Sunday, November 15, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • zoom

    You’ve likely heard the calls for defunding the police, during this summer’s demonstrations against police killings.  You may agree and wonder how we could get there, or you may think that defunding goes too far, or you may just wonder what it means.  Whatever your reaction, here’s a chance to find out more

    Alex Vitale, Sociology Dept. Brooklyn College. Professor Vitale, who teaches in the Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College and has researched and written about the future of policing for 30 years, will explain the “defund the police” movement and its relationship to the long struggle for racial and economic justice.

    Sponsored by Riverdale Yonkers Eth. Society

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    • Sunday, November 15, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EST)

    Following the shared platform with RYSEC, Randy will lead us in a discussion of what we heard. 

    Please follow the link for this discussion:

    • Sunday, November 22, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EST)

       Please join us for our annual Stone Salad Festival. More details of the event will follow, but mark your calendars!

    • Sunday, November 29, 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EST)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, October 18, 2020 Platform - General Membership meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Board Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2020 October Service Challenge
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, October 11, 2020 Platform -Chris DeRosa Constitutional Amendment # 1 :: How will it change the way redistricting is done in Virginia?
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, October 04, 2020 Coping with the Pandemic during a Political Collapse - Randy Best
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, September 27, 2020 What My VW Bus Has Taught Me About Life by Director of Ethical Education, Kimberly Nyilasi
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Movie Showing/Discussion: Inherit the Wind
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Monday, September 21, 2020 Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the fate of the Supreme Court
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Platform Discussion led by Leader Randy Best of Chuman platform
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Sunday Shared Platform – Joe Chuman: “Rebuilding the American Future”
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Stargazing-Quarantine Style
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Board meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, September 13, 2020 How Selfishness Destroyed Conservatism and Polarized America by Randy Best
Monday, September 07, 2020 Farewell for Dinerman / Perdue
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Sunday School Kickoff Zoom Call
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, August 30, 2020 Platform Iris Woodard - The Language of Gender
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, August 23, 2020 Best Discussion of Koral Platform
Sunday, August 23, 2020 Shared Platform Past Results are Not a Guarantee of Future Performance: The Legacy and Potential of Ethical Culture, R Koral
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Platform Committee meeting
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, August 16, 2020 Brooklyn ES Platform - Police Reform, Maya Wiley
Sunday, August 16, 2020 Platform Colloquy
Saturday, August 15, 2020 Board meeting
Friday, August 14, 2020 AFTERNOON TEA AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, August 09, 2020 Platform. Discussion of AEU and AHA meetings
Saturday, August 08, 2020 American Humanist Assoc, Virtual conference
Friday, August 07, 2020 NoVES Friday Evening at the Movies
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, August 02, 2020 Event CANCELED: AEU Shared Platform following Assembly
Sunday, August 02, 2020 Platform Jone Lewis; The Lost Cause: Unpacking a Myth that Pervades Our Culture
Saturday, August 01, 2020 American Ethical Union Business Meeting
Friday, July 31, 2020 AEU Assembly Zoom Workshop: Rooting Out Racism: Ethical Mission 2020 and Beyond
Thursday, July 30, 2020 AEU Assembly Zoom Workshop: Showcasing Successful Community-Building Programs
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 AEU Assembly Zoom Workshop: Beyond Knowing: Naming Racial Trauma and Finding Our Work
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 AEU Assembly Zoom Workshop: Connecting in the Zoom Boom
Sunday, July 26, 2020 League of Women Voters: What to Expect at the Polls This Fall
Sunday, July 26, 2020 Best discussion of Croft Platform
Sunday, July 26, 2020 Shared Platform - 'OK Boomer!' - The Promise and Peril of Generational Thinking, J Croft
Thursday, July 23, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, July 19, 2020 Platform Colloquy topic Change
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Orlans NoVES Book Club
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, July 12, 2020 Alternatives to Militarized Policing and the Rise of the Warrior Cop, Barbara Wein
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Orlans Book Discussion
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Board meeting
Sunday, July 05, 2020 Platform, Justice Discussion, Randy Best
Thursday, July 02, 2020 NoVES Thursday Evening at the Movies: A Will for the Woods
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, June 28, 2020 Platform, Colloquy on Community
Saturday, June 27, 2020 NoVES Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, June 21, 2020 NoVES Discussion of Amanda Poppei's WES Platform
Sunday, June 21, 2020 Shared Platform - Everything I Know About Life I Learned from Ethical Culture, A Poppei
Saturday, June 20, 2020 The Poor People's Assembly and Moral March
Thursday, June 18, 2020 TED Talk Thursday @ 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Recognition Platform
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Movie Showing and Discussion: The Contender (2000)
Thursday, June 11, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Monday, June 08, 2020 Reflections on Our World Today: COVID-19 and the Justice Uprising
Sunday, June 07, 2020 General Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 06, 2020 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company (Take Out!)
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 WES Gathering for Grief and Commitment
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, May 31, 2020 A Philosophical Approach to Coping with a Pandemic
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, May 24, 2020 Zoom Colloquy - Topic Loss
Saturday, May 23, 2020 NoVES Saturday Evening at the Movies
Friday, May 22, 2020 A Different Thread - Live CD Release Music Event
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, May 17, 2020 May 17 Platform
Sunday, May 17, 2020 Virtual Platform May 17. Christian Hayden
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company (Take Out!)
Friday, May 15, 2020 NoVES Friday Evening at the Movies
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Penny University: Is privacy a right?
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, May 10, 2020 May 10. Animal Rights
Thursday, May 07, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE with Randy Best and the NoVES Community
Sunday, May 03, 2020 Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire – from COVID-19 to the Climate Crisis
Friday, May 01, 2020 MUSIC THAT MATTERED
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE with Randy Best
Sunday, April 26, 2020 Sunday's Virtual Platform: COLLOQUY
Sunday, April 26, 2020 Annual Stream Cleanup - Sunday School Service Project
Friday, April 24, 2020 Friday Movie Discussion
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Coffee at a Distance
Sunday, April 19, 2020 NoVES SPRING Festival
Sunday, April 19, 2020 Earth Day Service - Crayola Colorcycle Collection
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company replaced by Take-Out
Monday, April 13, 2020 NoVES Movie Monday - Sliver Linings Playbook
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Attend Washington Ethical, then meet with NoVES for discussion
Friday, April 10, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Sunday, April 05, 2020 Reframing Humanism During a Time of Crisis by Randy Best, NoVES Leader
Friday, April 03, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Penny University: Philosophy Discussion at a Distance
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE with Randy Best and the NoVES Community
Sunday, March 29, 2020 Hugh Taft-Morales: The “7 Deadly Sins” through a Humanist Lens
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Earth Hour 2020 Sponsored by World Wildlife Federation
Friday, March 27, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE with Randy Best and the NoVES Community
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Kimberly Nyilasi - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Saturday, March 21, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE with Randy Best and the NoVES Community
Thursday, March 19, 2020 COFFEE AT A DISTANCE with Randy Best and the NoVES Community
Sunday, March 15, 2020 Randy Best
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Penny University:What is intuition? Is it trustworthy?
Sunday, March 08, 2020 Super Moon Sunday
Sunday, March 08, 2020 Amanda Poppei: Feet of Clay
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Youth of Ethical Societies 2020: Government Abuses of Power
Sunday, March 01, 2020 Jud Richland and Sara Stern: Choice in Life, Choice in Death: Medical Aid in Dying in Virginia
Sunday, February 23, 2020 Sven Sinclair: Healthy Thinking about Health Policy
Sunday, February 16, 2020 Darwin Day - Banana Splits
Sunday, February 16, 2020 Fred Edwords - Why the Science of Human Evolution Matters Now (Darwin Day)
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Penny University: Why should we be optimistic or pessimistic?
Sunday, February 09, 2020 Louis Clark -Truth-Telling in the Trump Era: Harnessing the Power of Whistleblowing to Help Preserve Democracy
Sunday, February 09, 2020 Valentine Card Sale
Sunday, February 02, 2020 Randy Best: Unpacking Groundhog Day
Sunday, February 02, 2020 Valentine Card Sale
Saturday, February 01, 2020 Movie discussion "Groundhog Day"
Monday, January 27, 2020 Arena Civil Dialogues: What is the proper role of government?
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Winter Festival
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Valentine Card Sale
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Monday, January 20, 2020 MLK Day of Service - Anacostia River Cleanup
Sunday, January 19, 2020 Trey Sherard: Anacostia RiverKeeper
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Women's March on Washington
Friday, January 17, 2020 Support Puerto Rico Fundraiser
Sunday, January 12, 2020 Randy Best: Making Ethical Humanism Your Own
Sunday, January 05, 2020 Julie Grimes: Make 'em Laugh - Humor as Healing
Saturday, January 04, 2020 Fairfax County Pre-General Assembly Public Hearing
Sunday, December 15, 2019 Randy Best: Voices in our Heads - What is your internal narrative?
Friday, December 13, 2019 Humanist Happy Hour at House 6 Brewing Company
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Ethical Humanism and the Climate Crisis
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
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 Comparative Religion Tour of the Rajdhani Mandir Temple
Sunday, March 03, 2019 Randy Best: My Adventures in International Humanism
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 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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