Sunday Platform at the Ethical Society: Loving Our Neighbor and the World…

    April 14, 2019 all-day
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    2 W 64th St
    New York, NY 10023
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    Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman – Loving Our Neighbor and the World: Cosmopolitanism and the American Future

    Sunday, April 14, 2019
    11:00 am

    At the New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 W 64th St
    Ceremonial Hall – 4th floor

    Admission: Free

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    American society is stridently divided. There are those whose primary identities and loyalties are centered on communities which share their values — ethnic, religious and political. Their dedications tend to be parochial and local. By contrast, many Americans profess broader loyalties. They are committed to others not of their own group and who are different from themselves – to minorities, and to strangers as well as those beyond their family and who hold to similar values.

    In my address, Joe will explore different ways of framing American identity as we look toward the future. Joe will focus on the values of cosmopolitanism, which requires a global outlook but does discount the more immediate loyalties of family, neighborhood and to those like oneself. Joe will propose that cosmopolitanism promotes a vision which may enable us to get beyond the polarization which characterizes and plagues American society at this perilous moment.

    Presider: Henryka Komanska

    Shared Charity: NYC H20