The Ethical Culture Movement offers not only a philosophic theory about life but also, if we care to work with it, an approach to living. I want to ask, what does ethical living mean, certainly not obeying traditional moral rules. I will offer the idea that having the courage to be yourself not just as an individual but as a person among others is the route to living well.

Richard Kiniry has been Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Humanist Society since 1990. He spent his college years in a Catholic seminary, raised chickens in India for two years with the Peace Corps, and had his own stained glass business for many years.