Hugh Taft-Morales, BES Leader
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010. He taught philosophy and history for twenty-five years in Washington, D.C., having earned a Masters in Philosophy from University of Kent at Canterbury, England in 1986 and having graduated from Yale University in 1979. In 2009 he completed a three-year leadership certification program with the Humanist Institute, and he was certified by the American Ethical Union in 2010 as an Ethical Culture Leader.
Hugh has been an invigorating presence in Ethical Culture. He has been active in the Washington Ethical Society, serving as director of its Coming-of-Age program (2009-2011), a Board member (2002-2005), and Board president (2006). He has also been engaged in American Ethical Union work, serving on the AEU planning committee for two years, as co-coordinator for the Presidents Council AEU for a year, and as secretary of the AEU National Leaders Council at present. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia.
Hugh – who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service – has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.
Singing and playing guitar, practicing yoga, and watching “way too much sports” are among Hugh’s enjoyments.
Fritz Williams, BES Leader Emeritus
Until his 2008 retirement, Fritz Williams was the professional leader of the Baltimore Ethical Society. Fritz had worked as a parish priest in the Episcopal church and as a writer and producer at public TV stations in Harrisburg, PA, and Detroit, MI. Now BES Leader Emeritus, Fritz remains a member and speaks at the Society on occasion.
Six of Fritz’s always well-received talks have been printed as individual pamphlets, available from the Society at $2 each or 6 for $10.
The pamphlets available are:
- A Conversion Story
- Difficult People
- Everyday Courage
- Island of Goodness
- The Sacrifice of Issac
- A Religion for the 21st Century
Hear Fritz Williams’ talk:
A Hunger for Goodness (12 MB MP3).