A Welcoming Humanist Community

We are a community of caring hearts and thoughtful minds, working to create a better world.

Examining the issues of living

Moral education – learning to be a good person – is a lifelong task. We encourage personal growth through sensitivity to others, critical thinking and developing the courage to act on ethical values.

Deed Before Creed

Each of us has a moral responsibility to help reduce suffering, enhance the quality of life and to contribute to the well-being of society.
ATTENTION: We are opening our doors to our community for Sunday Platform Meetings!

Please note that Sunday Platform Meetings will be offered in two different ways*: 1) in person/hybrid (live in person in our meeting room with combined Zoom access) and 2) Zoom only.

To stay informed about which meetings are Hybrid and which are Zoom only, please join our email list below. Meeting details will be sent to your inbox every week.

For those who wish to attend Sunday Morning Platforms onsite/in person, at 38 Old Country Road, please use the guidelines below to support our efforts to create an abundance of caution and for making those present feel safe:

Those who wish to attend in person must provide either
1) Proof of a completed Covid Vaccination series or
2) Proof of a negative Covid test within past three days.

Masks are required for all in person meetings. All chairs will be spaced apart for social distancing.

We also ask that you please RSVP to: office@ehsli.org so we can get a head count.

As always, for those who wish to watch the platform at home, join us on Zoom.

The best way to stay informed is to join our email list below or contact the office at office@ehsli.org or call 516-741-7304

*All can use Zoom for all Sunday Platforms any time.

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Ethical Philosophy

Ethical humanism is a progressive philosophy dedicated to the greater good of humanity. We believe that what we do and how we act in this life is what matters most.
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Ethical Action

Social action is a key part of our mission as Ethical Humanists. We strive to create a more caring world and cherish the earth.


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Ethical Education

We believe that the foundation of an ethical and moral life lies in how we treat others, and that these values are formed in childhood.
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"Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all."

-- Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize winning scientist

Featured Talks

Mark Chiusano

Mark Chiusano: Political ethics in New York

Posted on 12 Dec 2021
Gennifer Herley

Gennifer Herley: Issues facing the transgender non-conforming (TGNC) community

Posted on 05 Dec 2021
Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci: What Stoic philosophy teaches us about living in a pandemic

Posted on 07 Nov 2021

Arthur Dobrin: How We Talk About Humanism

Posted on 17 Oct 2021