S.O.T.E.S. has no ethical or racial bias – it is, and will remain, our ambition to manifest a cultural organization open to individuals who embrace the sameness in many cultures and religions. We educate others in this universal sense of ethics through music, art, philosophy, dance, diverse belief systems and time-honored traditions.
In order to forge a better understanding of the universal language of spirituality and to break down the barriers between religions, the mission of the Society of the Evening Star is to provide an educational facility, library, housing and outdoor green space for elder leaders of world faiths and minority religions to practice, to teach and to mentor students who are searching for spiritual answers. S.O.T.E.S. firmly believes that such teaching will assist in realizing the potential within us, will manifest a better life for all within the community and will help remove many of the obstacles that prevent the enjoyment of a fuller and richer life.
We believe that the Universal Code of Ethics is based on wisdom, love and trust of one's self and one's neighbor and is expressed in all religious texts and teachings.
S.O.T.E.S. seeks to bridge the gap between various belief systems through the knowledge that we all share a common goal - to invest in tomorrow by making a better world today.
The Society of the Evening Star was founded in 1977, incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization based in Rhode Island. S.O.T.E.S. became a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization in 1991, and all donations are tax deductible.
Join us for our special events geared towards growing connections and benefiting the community at large.
We have a plethora of items, and more coming in for the September 29, 2018 S.O.T.E.S. Mystical Auction at the Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel. Tickets go on sale at "early bird" price of $10 on June 13. Tickets go to $15 on July 1 and will be $20 at the door.
We look forward to seeing you at this important event.
Our long standing vision to continually create, support and educate has been supported by the volunteers who staff S.O.T.E.S. and by generous donations. Your tax deductable donation can be made via PayPal or mail:
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We firmly believe that cross-cultural education and learning can only assist in realizing the potential within us.
S.O.T.E.S. sponsors lectures and classes on culture and world traditions. Our past schedule of events included, but was not limited to: Cabala (Jewish Mysticism), animal rehabilitation, meditation, Native American traditions and beliefs, the cycles of nature, Celtic knot drawing, mask making, herbalism and more.
Hygeia is a healing circle whose participants are dedicated to studying and practicing the Healing Arts. Hygeia provides a place for people of different faiths to gather with the common goal of alleviating some of the pain and suffering. Methods may vary, but include herbalism, meditation, massage, chanting and prayer, to name a few.
We truly believe that all sentient beings deserve respect and compassion. S.O.T.E.S. reaches out to the community to provide relief for some of our fellow creatures. Raising funds through various means including direct solicitation, as well as partnering with other philanthropic organizations.
S.O.T.E.S. partners with A.O.K. (Acts of Kindness) in raising money for and collecting clothing and food for the homeless, support of no-kill animal shelters, visiting the elderly and offsetting funeral expenses for those who cannot afford them.
S.O.T.E.S. stocks a library of culturally diverse and educational materials.
Whether your interest is to take advantage of one of our programs, guest lecture, donate or assist with our Compassion Relief, we certainly would love to hear from you!
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Realizing the potential within ourselves.
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