“Eleanor Roosevelt and Ethical Humanism”

“The important thing is neither your nationality
nor the religion you professed, but how your
faith translated itself in your life.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day, September 16, 1943

Few people have done more to support Humanist values than Eleanor Roosevelt. During the longest term ever served as first lady, she demonstrated courageous independence championing racial and gender equality. Later she served as delegate to the UN, oversaw the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and started the Encampment of Citizenship with Ethical Culture leader Al Black. Come explore why she is a role model for Ethical Culturists today.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.

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