Every aspect of living involves ethical issues and choice and our society
explores these dynamics and their complexity by alternating speakers who
present their views with group gatherings where members and friends have
the opportunity to contribute their opinions. Ethical topics by nature are
open-ended and controversial, driven by social, political, economic, and
cultural differences. There are ethical dilemmas in politics, science, medicine,
religion - everywhere more than one human being interacts with another. There
are no easy solutions to questions raised but our society offers a haven
for people who seek to broaden their understanding and perspective of these
issues and want to share with others who are committed to reaching for a
more ethical life.
Our platform speakers are selected based on their knowledge and expertise
on a given subject, not necessarily on the degree to which they agree with
the basic values and principles of Ethical Culture. We may invite speakers
with dramatically opposing views in order to challenge the existing "politically
correct" views. Some questions raised have been whether healthcare
is a right or a privilege, does the military take ethics seriously, is
the war in Iraq a just cause or immoral, and why is evolution misunderstood
and what are the ramifications.
We encourage those who wish to be Platform
Speakers to contact our President, John Holmgren, 919-240-4187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd love to hear about ethical issues involved with your area of expertise!
Our Platform Speakers present Sundays at 1:30
p.m at Extraordinary Ventures in Chapel Hill, NC. To review the slate of
upcoming speakers see Calendar
and visit 2013
Platform Speakers for this year's past speakers.
A vital part of achieving our EHST's purpose is bringing together members
and friends for lively discussions about the myriad of ideas and opinions
and gathered from life's experience. Verbal interaction focused on ethical
issues is essential to maintaining a healthy, fruitful and invigorated
society. Group discussion provides a valuable learning experience that
simultaneously transmits information and reinforces a sense of unity among
members, in spite of differences in ideas and opinions. Members sharing
their ideas in a group discussion maximize personal learning and provide
supplementary benefits to their fellow members and other member development
efforts as well.