I am not an expert, but that’s partially my point. In launching this project marking the 400th anniversary of the first Africans brought against their will to English American colonies, I know I will get things wrong.
Beginning January 1, 2019, marking the 400th year since the first people were brought against their will to the North American mainland from Africa, I will: write 400 weekly words, offer 400 lessons, and get 400 commitments from 400 people who pledge to confront systemic racism more directly through concrete action.
On Saturday, July 15, of last year, Michelle Basemen (63) passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
A few times a year our Sunday meetings include a lot more movement, laughter, songs, and sharing than usual. November 11th was one of those times, as together we focused on autumn, family, and gratitude.
While the 2018 midterm elections gave progressives some hope, we continue to struggle with the hate, fear, bigotry and xenophobia on display in U. S. politics. For a few years these dark forces have been rumbling openly. Why? Because hate, fear, bigotry and xenophobia are politically powerful tools.
Last month the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change warned that climate change will threaten our lives sooner than previously thought. It made me wonder again, why are developed nations pushing consumerism to the point of threatening our existence? I think we need to look to indigenous cultures to learn better ways to live, but these very cultures are being wiped out by modernity.
On Saturday, December 23, we joined together to celebrate HumanLight with the Baltimore Coalition of Reason.
There is no way to contain the multitudes of Lane Berk, the longtime Baltimore Ethical Society member who died on November 7, in a few hundred words. So I will try to leave some impressions.
Come learn about growing our local Ethical Societies and effective ways of confronting systemic racism through the distinguishing characteristic of Ethical Culture: the nurturing of ethical relationships and conversations that lead to action.