Dear Ethics Society Member:
Despite the pandemic, your Board has remained in contact and is making plans for our 2020-2021 season. The website will soon reflect these plans, but before that, I would like to bring you up to date about our activities.
The Board has met online periodically by Zoom technology over the summer. On June 10th we used the same technology to hold a general Society meeting on “COVID-19, Topics of Ethical Concern to Hilton Head Island and the Greater Surrounding Region,” moderated by Director Dave Mortimer. Forty-two of you attended that meeting, and the online exchange was quite successful in my view. It produced an online exchange that touched on several issues, including the ethics of transparency, individual rights and responsibilities, social distancing, opening the economy, leadership, etc., relating to the pandemic.
At present it looks very likely that we will need to rely on Zoom technology this fall and perhaps longer, to conduct our general meetings. Our June meeting taught us this is possible and for all of us it is preferable as long as the cases of COVID-19 infections remain high in our region.
In February we will address the Economic or Related Issues of COVID-19 and in March we will quote author Margaret Wheatley’s question, “True or False: ‘Ethics is how we behave when we decide we belong together’” to address issues of Otherness and Community Identity.
We will reserve April and May for topics related to the pandemic that become timely then.
Gordon Haist, Director
October 7, 2020
November 11, 2020
February 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
April 7, 2021
May 5, 2021
Our mission is to become better informed ethically and to engage in meaningful discussion about the many complex issues of our time.