Historical Book Published

NYU Press has just published Lotion, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America by BES member Elaine Breslaw, and the Pratt Library downtown will host Breslaw reading and discussing the book on March 26 at 6:30.

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Time and Talent

The Baltimore Ethical Society asks us, its members, for our “time, talent, and treasure” to support the mission of the Society and the community we have built. Our recent pledge campaign focused on the “treasure” needed to allow our society to keep a roof over our heads and afford the services of our Leader and […]

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Reallocate to Recreate!

Now THAT was a rally! As I drove home on November 8 from the Reallocate to Recreate gathering in the War Memorial Building, I was “fired up!” Chants of “Reallocate, Recreate!” rang through my head. Political dignitaries, movers and shakers had just united for words of inspiration and song in support of affirmative opportunity for […]

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BES & Marriage Equality’s Win

On November 6th, voters upheld the Maryland law permitting same sex marriage. The concerted efforts of Baltimore Ethical Society members and friends contributed to this success. We appreciate and take pride in BES’s contribution to advancing Maryland’s civil rights. March 1, 2012, Governor O’Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act (CMPA) into law. Opponents, however, […]

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Room to Grow for Toddlers

A sign of our vibrant, growing Sunday school population is that BES now has a room and workers dedicated solely to the care of toddlers. This is an important addition to our already successful program that among other methods uses music, art, and discussion to encourage personal expression, intellectual curiosity, and collaboration. Repurposing a room […]

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Time for Serious Election Reform?

I learned much preparing for the first installment of our Constitution Series last month. In my study and then discussion of the “right to vote,” what proved most surprising was the casual, diverse, and arbitrary nature of much of our current voting system in the United States. Given that we are a country whose very […]

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Building Humanist Communities in Baltimore

Three years ago this month, the Baltimore Coalition of Reason (Baltimore CoR) formed. What started with three groups has since grown to a coalition of nine humanist and atheist organizations. The CoR got off to a strong start – with a lecture by Greg Epstein speaking about his book Good Without God – that drew […]

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Dan Blank – New Member Profile

Native Baltimorean Dan Blank has lived his entire life in Pikesville. Work has played an important part in his life. As an intern for the Maryland State Highway Administration, he worked in Records, updating databases, recording and processing easements that allowed new construction, and repairing torn or damaged documents. Though he liked his job, he describes his working […]

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Pennies for Frisky’s Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary

This summer while walking my dog, I came across a mama opossum who had been hit by a car. I knew she was a mama because when I looked closer, I discovered a little squiggling baby on the ground and a few others who were still. The temperature was well over 90 degrees, and I […]

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Treats and Talks for Marriage Equality

This past September 6, I attended a fundraiser for Equality Maryland at the Washington Ethical Society (WES). Lucas McCahill, Paul Furth, Emil Volcheck, Kathleen Wilsbach, and I shared delicious dessert and conversation with WES members. Since we were “speaking to the choir,” as they say, most attending traded effective verbal strategies for convincing skeptics that […]

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