“The Ethical Culture Story”

Founded by Felix Adler in 1876, Ethical Culture has philosophical roots that reach back into humanity’s earliest attempts to make meaning and construct community.  Ancient western religions established the common polarities of good and evil, divine and mundane. Dominating religious paradigms, from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, embraced dualism and offered differing ways for mortals to attain eternal life.

As inheritors of the scientific revolution, Ethical Culture sought better ways to live in modernity, in the here and now. Fresh off his attendance at Ethical Culture’s annual national gathering, Leader Hugh Taft-Morales will talk about our brand of Humanism and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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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