“The Beloved Community”
How can the divisiveness tearing at the fabric of our communities, especially surrounding issues of racism and oppression, be overcome? Fifty-two years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Hugh Taft-Morales explores King’s answer: the creation of “the beloved community.” Far from a naïve goal to be conjured up by wishful thinking, the beloved community demands daily work and inner discipline to remove the roadblocks to love. Join Hugh as he explores “the beloved community,” from pragmatic philosopher Josiah Royce to King and to Buddhist perspectives of Thich Nhat Hanh and Tara Brach.
Hugh Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU). Hugh taught philosophy and history for twenty-five years in Washington, D. C., after which he transitioned into Ethical Culture Leadership. In April of 2009 he graduated from the Humanist Institute and was certified as an Ethical Culture Leader by the AEU in 2010.