Computer to Donate?

You Can Help the Sunday School! Are you ready to upgrade to a new desktop computer and looking for a good home for your current machine? Are you putting off buying that new laptop you really want because the one you have works okay? Please consider donating your computer to the Sunday School! Our Sunday […]

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b Congratulated

The December 28, 2011 issue of the ubiquitous b, the once-a-week freebie Tribune news offering, published an enlightening article in which David Zurawik identified ten local media stories from the passing year and plumbed them for their deeper meaning. His take on two local media personalities in particular resonated in regard to the values often […]

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Peter Bishop

The Journey Through Atheism to Humanism, Ethical Culture, and Beyond

Peter Bishop, PhD, Member, Washington Ethical Society Among those in attendance at the Baltimore Ethical Society, some might reply when asked what their religion is either “none” or “atheism” or the reply might be either “humanism” or “Ethical Culture.” Bishop will consider the philosophical journey through atheism, then on to humanism, and to Ethical Culture. […]

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Bi-Racial Sunday School Assembly Formed Here

(From the Baltimore Afro-American, October 6, 1951, reprinted by permission) Baltimore has gained something unique in the way of race relations with the organization, recently, of the Children’s Sunday Assembly, composed of youngsters from a variety of racial and religious backgrounds. The project is sponsored by the Baltimore Ethical Society, and the assembly, which held […]

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My Lunch with Reverend Jesse Jackson

by Hugh Taft-Morales, BES Leader Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. That’s how I felt about my lunch with the Reverend Jesse Jackson – I lucked out. I was visiting the Interfaith Tent at Occupy Philadelphia, and suddenly Rev. Jesse Jackson emerged from a cab and came right […]

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When the Unexpected Flowers

Late one December evening (as I worked desperately to get the Board agenda together and out), I stopped for a moment to look at the sumptuous pages of a book on gardens recently designed by a good friend (Exploring Gardens & Green Spaces: From Connecticut to the Delaware Valley, Magda Salvesen, Norton, 2011). In its front […]

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The First Universal Races Congress of 1911

The following article written by Emil Volcheck, BES Secretary has been reprinted from the Fall 2011 AEU Dialogue. One hundred years ago, the First Universal Races Congress was held at the University of London. The Congress met July 26-29, 1911, and was called to focus attention on the problems of relations between nations and races […]

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December Ethical Inspiration

The start of winter…bare trees…dark evenings. This is the time of the year we need to remember the potential of rebirth. It helps us get to springtime. As a teacher, before becoming an Ethical Culture Leader, I sensed rebirth with each new group of students. They reminded me of passing time and future promise. In […]

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Together We Can Make a Difference

Arnold Fishman spoke to the society about how he discovered Ethical Culture and how it has become an important part of his life.  He compares and contrasts Ethical Culture with mainstream religion and with secular humanism.  (October 16, 2011)  Listen to the podcast.

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The Rainbow Root of Ethical Piety

Physicist and theologian Theodoric of Freiburg is credited as the first to use scientific method in experimentation properly in western Europe. His fourteenth century achievement, in part drawing on geometry, contributed to knowledge of reflection and refraction in the formation of rainbows. Freiburg’s achievement was highlighted in our October installment on faith, reason, and the […]

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