The “Golden Rule” is a collection of moral aphorisms from religion and philosophy used to promote consideration of other people. In a world desperately in need of more empathy, reciprocity, and altruistic behavior, what place should the Golden Rule have in our lives? Hugh Taft-Morales explores various versions, their effectiveness as guides to behavior, and Ethical Culture’s version as promoted by Felix Adler: “Bring out the best in others, and you’ll bring out the best in yourself.”
This meeting of the Baltimore Ethical Society was held online via Zoom on May 10, 2020.
Bio: Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its Ethical Leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.