The Kiplinger Series on Ethics in American Society
This program of annual lectures is made possible by a generous grant from the Kiplinger Foundation in memory of Willard M. Kiplinger, founder of the Kiplinger newsletters and an early member of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church (CLUUC).
The series aims to promote a wider consciousness and a deeper understanding of the concepts and questions of ethics and morality, both within and beyond the church community.
A second objective is to move individuals to apply that understanding in their lives.
The series is coordinated by the Adult Programs Committee of CLUUC, which will further develop ideas initiated by this series through follow-on courses and forums.
Adult Programs at CLUUC provides a wide range of courses and Sunday morning forums that focus on four broad areas:
W. M. KIPLINGER
In announcing the endowment for the Series on Ethics in American Society, Austin Kiplinger said the series is a fitting remembrance for his father, Willard, the founder of the Kiplinger newsletters. "As a lifelong journalist, my father was keenly aware of the impact of ethics on daily work and life, and he would be gratified by this program to examine their application to today's global society."
Willard Kiplinger and his wife LaVerne were early members of Cedar Lane. They provided the stone for the church's front exterior wall.
Roger Fritts, Cedar Lane's former Senior Minister, says, "Mr. Kiplinger was a major source of sound advice regarding the perplexing early problems of founding a church. He did this without fanfare or taking over. Because of his innate modesty and desire for anonymity, his total financial and intellectual contribution to the construction of the church building and initial work on the grounds will never be known. But it was substantial. It is fitting and appropriate that through this lecture series his intellectual contributions will be honored and will continue."
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