Princeton Ethical Humanist Fellowship
Schedule of Platform Meetings
for 2002-2003

Latest additions and updates: January 22, 2003

Everyone is invited to attend

Sundays at 10:45 a.m.,
Stuart Hall, at Princeton Theological Seminary.

See Local Directions or email Princeton Ethical Humanist Fellowship
Or telephone: 609-588-8694 ... or 609-683-8382 ... or 609-924-6492


Our Platform Meetings during the year 2002-2003
will include a series of talks by Richard Reichart
based on "THE RELIGION OF DUTY" by Felix Adler,
founder of the Ethical Culture Movement.

Each talk is a "translation" of a chapter in the book
which was compiled around 100 years ago from Adler's lectures,
by another Ethical Culture Leader, Leslie Willis Sprague.
Mr. Reichart intends to follow Adler's line of thought closely, but to
modernize the language, occasionally substitute illustrations closer
to our time than Adler used, perhaps make a personal comment on the ideas,
and allow for group discussion of how they relate to our time.

Chapter 1, "First Steps Toward A Religion," was covered last year.

September 2002 ... October 2002 ... November 2002 ...

December 2002 ... January 2003 ... February 2003 ...

March 2003 ... April 2003 ... May - June 2003

Fall 2002



September 2002




Sept 15-- Gene Queval, PEHF President
"Welcome Back! Opening our 16th Season"

Sept 22 -- Charles Vail , PEHF Member
"Where Do We Stand? (Part 1)
Values and Practices When We Meet Together"


Sept 29 -- Charles Vail, PEHF Member
"Where Do We Stand? (Part 2)
Thoughts from William Murray on "Religious Humanism""



October 2002




Oct 6 -- Colloquy: A Time for Reflection and Sharing
This month's topic word will be "Heart"

Oct 13 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"Changes In The Conception of God"
(Chapter 2 of Felix Adler's "The Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Oct 20 -- Walter Vesper, PEHF Member
"It's Only A Dream"

Oct 27 -- Carole Zissman, PEHF Member
"Growing Up In The Global Village"


November 2002




Nov 3 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"Changes In The Conception of God" (Concluded)
(Chapter 2 of Felix Adler's "The Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Nov 10 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"Teachings of Jesus in the Modern World"
(Chapter 3 of Felix Adler's "The Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Nov 17 -- Melanie Doering, Financial Advisor
"Ethical Investing"

Nov 24 -- Celebrating The Season
"A Harvest of Thanksgiving"


December 2002



Dec 1 -- Colloquy: A Time for Reflection and Sharing
This month's topic word will be"Heros"

Dec 8 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"The Religion of Duty"
(Chapter 4 of Felix Adler's book of this title, in modern dress)

Dec 15 -- Walter Vesper, PEHF Member
"The Need To Listen"

Dec 22 -- Winter Solstice Celebration
"Acknowledging The End Time and The Beginning Time"
Special Focus: elders and infants


Dec 29 -- Colloquy: A time for reflection and sharing
This month's topic word will be "Humor"



Spring 2003





January 2003




Jan 5 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"Standards of Conduct Based on the Religion of Duty"
(Chapter 5 of Felix Adler's "The Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Jan 12 -- Gwen Jones, Storyteller
"Shapeshifters from the Sea in Story, Poetry and Song:
Sea Families in Distress"


Jan 19 -- Dick Reichart, Survey Research Consultant
"What's Good About Polls and Surveys (If Anything)"

Jan 26 -- Eliane Geren, Center for Nonviolent Communication
"Communicating to Meet Human Needs:
What is Getting in the Way?"



February 2003



Feb 2 -- Colloquy: A time for reflection and sharing
This month's topic word will be "Hunger"

Feb 9 -- Charlie Vail, PEHF Member
"Participative Platform"

Feb 16 -- Richard Reichart , PEHF Member
"The Ethical Attitude Toward Others"
(Chapter 6 of Felix Adler's "The Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Feb 23 -- Jordan Young Professor of Latin American Studies (Retired)
"How Should We Think About South America?"


March 2003



Mar 2 -- Robert Fleming and Sofia Bounds , Mercer County's Amnesty International Group
"How Amnesty International Is Doing"

Mar 9 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"The Ethical Attitude Toward Pleasure"
(Chapter 7 of Felix Adler's "A Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Mar 16 -- Colloquy: A time for reflection and sharing
This month's topic word will be "Ideals"

Mar 23 -- Vernal Equinox Celebration
Theme: "Looking forward to the future and anticipating good"
Special Focus: children and adolescents


Mar 30 -- Gene Queval, PEHF President and humanist minister
"Genetic Engineering and Cloning"


April 2003



Apr 6 -- Colloquy: A time for reflection and sharing
This month's topic word will be "Knowing"

Apr 13 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"The Ethical Attitude Towards Suffering"
(Chapter 8 of Felix Adler's "A Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

Apr 20 -- To Be Announced
"tba"


Apr 27 -- To Be Announced
"tba"


May & June 2002



May 4 -- Colloquy: A Time for reflection and sharing
This month's topic word will be "Learning"

May 11 -- Richard Reichart, PEHF Member
"The Consolations of the Religion of Duty"
(Chapter 9 of Felix Adler's "A Religion of Duty" in modern dress)

May 18 -- To Be Announced
"tba"

May 25 -- Gene Queval, PEHF President
"Wrapping Up The Season"



Our Sunday Platform Meeting series will resume in September.
We will have occasional gatherings during the summer.



June 22 -- Summer Solstice Celebration
Theme: "Living in the present and finding rapture"
Special Focus: adults

Note: This celebration will be at the Reichart's,
from noon to 4 p.m. For directions, call 609-924-6492
or email Princeton Ethical Humanist Fellowship


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