I‘m at the Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center in Lanoka Harbor New Jersey, to study with existing and other in-training leaders in the Ethical Culture movement, a non-theistic congregational movement dedicated to the dignity of all human beings and the improvement of culture through social and moral development. The purpose of the retreat is to train new leaders for Ethical Culture Societies around the country, and to allow existing leaders to exchange ideas and develop their practice.
This is my very first activity as an Ethical Culture leader-in-training, after my admission to the program on Sunday. Over the next few days I’ll be reporting on what I learn here: about the Ethical Culture movement; about Felix Adler, it’s founder; about the other leaders and leaders-in-training. The Retreat Center is beautiful: each window looks onto open land, there’s a salt-water outdoor pool which must be freezing, and every wall is adorned with thoughtful Universalist quotes.
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