Build ethical communities that embody Reason, Compassion, and Hope. These communities advance human progress and thereby fulfill the promise of humanism. This is the inspirational message that James Croft delivered to our society in his recent platform address “Building the Temple of the Future: Fulfilling the Promise of Humanism.”
Like you, besides being shocked and saddened by the Newtown tragedy of December 14, I was angry. I was angry at many things – angry about what people do to each other; angry at the political power of the National Rifle Association; angry at America’s addiction to violent hobbies, games, and movies.
Last year the Baltimore Ethical Society and the LGBTQ Humanist Council of Baltimore helped to bring Maryland a win in the election for Marriage Equality. This victory is great! BES has been a constant in being an ally to the LGBTQ community. So this is the time to start talking about what else effects the LGBTQ community.
As a member of the Baltimore Ethical Society, I take pride in our work to advance human dignity and to build a more ethical culture in Baltimore. The diversity of our city continues to amaze me.
A book review by Stephen Meskin The Warmth of Other Suns tells an underappreciated historic American story that has had significant effects on the shape of our lives, our cities, and our country. The story is less than 100 years old, but few people know much about it. It is the story of the 1915 […]
The American Ethical Union 2013 AEU Assembly is coming to our region from June 13 to 16. Ethical Culturists from around the country will gather at the Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel in Fairfax, Virginia. Here’s a sneak peak at a couple of reasons why you should put this AEU Assembly on your calendar.
Partners in Care Maryland (PIC) is a community nonprofit organization that provides support services to older adults to allow them to remain independent in their homes. Members of PIC exchange services with each other through a time bank. Three years ago, PIC’s president Barbara Huston gave a platform address at BES describing their success in […]
During the holiday season, BES sponsored a food drive and a clothing drive. Shown here are three of our Sunday school students gleefully marking the final tally of donated food, which exceeded the 300 lbs. we aimed for. Both drives benefited TurnAround, a domestic violence and sexual assault center in Baltimore that helps women, children, […]
New member Darlene Cook is a fully recovered Catholic and a happy heretic. She likes to color outside the lines — and sometimes runs with scissors. Cook began a corporate career in the mid-sixties at Western Electric’s System Equipment Engineering Division in Hunt Valley as a receptionist. Having worked her way up the secretarial […]