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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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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