BES Secretary elected to the AEU Executive Board

Baltimore Ethical Society (BES) is delighted to announce the election of Dr. Khandra Sears, BES secretary, to the board of the American Ethical Union. She will serve a one-year term in both organizations.

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New President Leads BES on Inclusive Path

Dr. Omowale Elson, the newly elected BES President, will be seeking to guide the organization through its strategic goals of being a more inclusive and antiracist organization and to be more engaging with its membership and the Baltimore region.

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Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

On Saturday, April 17, 2022, 20 BES members and guests attended the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at Lake Roland Park. A splendid time was had by all.

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Fritz Williams, A Remembrance

Recently I saw an article about a study which showed that the best way to teach ideas and have them remembered was with the use of stories. Typically I’d want to see the design of the study before reading further.

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400 Years Project

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.

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Gratitude and Sadness

On Saturday, July 15, of last year, Michelle Basemen (63) passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Fall Festival and the PoetTree

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.

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HumanLight 2017

On Saturday, December 23, we joined together to celebrate HumanLight with the Baltimore Coalition of Reason.

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Lane Berk

Lane Berk: A Tiny Colossus

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.

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AEU Assembly to be Held in Baltimore

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.

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