If I had been given an assignment in the fall of 1996 to write about my summer vacation, I would have needed lots of time and paper. Why? Because I was one of the very lucky people to attend the first Lay Leadership Summer School put on by the American Ethical Union.
You Can Help the Sunday School! Are you ready to upgrade to a new desktop computer and looking for a good home for your current machine? Are you putting off buying that new laptop you really want because the one you have works okay? Please consider donating your computer to the Sunday School! Our Sunday […]
(From the Baltimore Afro-American, October 6, 1951, reprinted by permission) Baltimore has gained something unique in the way of race relations with the organization, recently, of the Children’s Sunday Assembly, composed of youngsters from a variety of racial and religious backgrounds. The project is sponsored by the Baltimore Ethical Society, and the assembly, which held […]
The following article written by Emil Volcheck, BES Secretary has been reprinted from the Fall 2011 AEU Dialogue. One hundred years ago, the First Universal Races Congress was held at the University of London. The Congress met July 26-29, 1911, and was called to focus attention on the problems of relations between nations and races […]
When I tell people I have pet rabbits, sometimes the reaction is disappointingly dismissive. Rabbits are unintelligent. They don’t do anything but sit in a cage, eat, and poop. When people learn, also, that I am an active member of the House Rabbit Society (HRS), their incredulity rises still further.
Belva and I are using money we were given by members of the Baltimore Ethical Society when I retired to create a professional video of some of my most popular children’s stories and to publish several books containing my poetry and my Ethical Culture talks. This summer I accomplished the first of these “retirement” goals. […]
BES is making a strong commitment to revitalizing its Sunday School program for the coming year. In May, Linda Joy Burke, a well-known published poet and writer, was brought on board as a “guest” Sunday School teacher. She was so enthusiastic and effective that Kirk Mullen, then Sunday School Committee chair, proposed that the Board […]
Many thanks to Ellen Dinerman and Jim Perdue for hosting the joint North Virginia Ethical Society/Baltimore Ethical Society summer platform. Thanks also to North Virginia Leader Jone Johnson Lewis for spending some of her vacation time planning and delivering her platform. The event was a wonderful opportunity to get to know our fellow Ethical Culturists […]
Small Ethical Societies often are stretched thin regarding volunteer manpower. Although this strain is due in part ecause of their size, there is another reason. It is this: those who are drawn to Ethical Societies are often people already very engaged in the world, committed to making a difference, and, as a result, quite busy!
On January 13 of this year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) denied a Clean Water Act permit for the largest-ever proposed mountaintop removal coalmine in Appalachia. Although the U. S. Corps of Engineers had already approved the permit for Spruce Mine in Logan County, WV, the EPA acted in time to protect our environment.