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“How to Live: Aristotle and the Buddha in Agreement”

Today’s Topic:

Aristotelian and Buddhist ethics can enhance each other. The outcome can be behaviors conducive of a more flourishing and fulfilled life.

Having a clearer sense of the philosophical underpinnings of one’s moral / ethical system and how those underpinnings connect with Unitarian Universalist principles can strengthen and vivify our moral lives.  Their systems, Aristotle’s and the Buddha’s, are in many ways complementary, but they also differ in some interesting and fundamental ways.  These understandings can be both enlightening and practicable.

Pulpit Guest Robert Szymanski has been a member of First Church for 26 years and has served in numerous roles: the Board, Religious Education, Pastoral Care, Chalice Circles, Worship Associate, and others. This is his fourth time in the Summer Service Pulpit. His other interests include: running, gardening, reading, volunteering at Literacy Services of Wisconsin, cooking, working on his 110-year-old home in Riverwest, and humor; although the latter is too often not adequately appreciated by his men’s group.

  • One Summer Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m.
  • Children and Teachers begin their Summer Religious Education (RE) activities on the lower level at 10:00 a.m.


The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom. Visit us for Sunday services, forums, religious education for children & youth, and other programs and social activities. Visitors to First Church are always welcome! Join us for coffee and conversation in the Common Room following the service.

Worship Team:

Robert Szymanski, Member
Dan Dance, Guest Musician
Beth Monhollen, Worship Associate

August 25, 2019

10:00 am


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
1342 N Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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