Growing Up Humanist: Framework for a Better Society

Young people in today’s American society face many challenges.  Tumultuous economic conditions, continued discrimination leveled against large segments of the population, and progressive climate change are all serious issues that we as a nation have failed to deal with effectively.  Can the current American moral framework, which seems lacking and foundationless, be cited as a […]

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Apocalyptic Environmentalism

Many environmental activists warn that ignoring climate change is leading to dramatic ecological and humanitarian catastrophe. Some say we’ve already passed the tipping point – that rising sea levels and collapsed ecosystems will threaten our very survival. How do we process such challenging predictions? Do we take comfort in critics who denounce these activists as […]

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History Brought Us to this Moment

2012 was chosen as the year in which to celebrate the 60th year of our congregation convening in Baltimore based on our 1952 incorporation as a non-profit organization termed the Baltimore Ethical Society (BES).

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More than a Celebration of Longevity

“Save the dates” has been our mantra of the past few weeks. Now the blanks finally get filled in – to the relief of many who likely wondered what was ever and actually going to take place.

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend the Reason Rally

Reason number 10 to attend the Reason Rally on March 24 in Washington: Ben’s Chili Bowl! Check it out at 1213 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The best chili since 1958. Now you can eat where the President eats! Reason number 9: D.C. ain’t that far away! With gas prices as they are, why not […]

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Community Currency

The Baltimore Green Currency Association was founded in spring 2010. Its mission is to foster economic opportunity through the establishment of an alternative currency for the communities of Baltimore. BNote (short for Baltimore Note) is the new alternative or complementary currency – real money that can be used for any local transaction in the Baltimore […]

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Details to Come…

The third weekend in April has been designated as primary in our commemoration of Baltimore Ethical Society having existed for 60 years. That Sunday’s platform will be one of several special moments. And while all the anniversary details are not yet in place, I hope you will hold aside Saturday the 21st for our celebratory dinner.

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What Are You Doing This Summer?

If I had been given an assignment in the fall of 1996 to write about my summer vacation, I would have needed lots of time and paper. Why? Because I was one of the very lucky people to attend the first Lay Leadership Summer School put on by the American Ethical Union.

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Starry Night, Science Bright!

I’m glad that we’ve turned the corner on winter – days are getting longer and the light is coming back. But in the middle of a cold dark night last week, I was inspired and awed once again by the winter sky. I walked outside at about midnight and looked up. Through the thin, crisp […]

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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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