Waves of Activism–The Gun Safety Tsunami

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.

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The Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013

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.

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Ethical Action Report

The Ethical Action Committee has started off 2013 with a bang! Over the past few months, we have become engaged in several ongoing Action Projects both in Baltimore and at the national level.

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Time To Help Refugees

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.

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A Story Few Know

 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 […]

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Preparing for the 2013 AEU Assembly!

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.

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The Inspiring Example of “Partners in Care”

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 […]

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Holiday Food & Clothing Drives

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, […]

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Darlene Cook – New Member Profile

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 […]

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A Musical Message

Wanted: Musicians to share their gifts at Sunday morning gatherings – no experience necessary! I have been playing my folk songs now and then at Baltimore Ethical Society for almost three years, and I always enjoy it. For me music is a path to my heart, an exercise for the right side of my brain, […]

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