Leader’s Message

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Making Ethical Community

by Bart Worden

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE AND SUSTAIN AN ETHICAL COMMUNITY? Simply put it takes caring, openness and purposefulness. Any community needs caring since communities are, at heart, about the relationships among the community’s members. When caring is prevalent community members feel the love and appreciation that buoys the spirit, bringing warmth and comfort to […]

The Boxes We Live In

by Bart Worden

I am increasingly impressed by the power of habit and learned culture to filter our thoughts and perceptions. We have come to live, it seems, in perceptual boxes built from the culture we live in and the behaviors we have learned to help us survive within that culture. Our language, thoughts, attitudes and responses, if […]

The Year Ahead

by Bart Worden

I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because “truth crushed to earth will rise again.” How long? Not long, because “no lie can live forever.” How long? Not long, because “you shall reap what you sow.” How long? Not long… because […]

Reflection, Change, Opportunity

by Bart Worden

As we are getting close to the end of another year it’s a good time to reflect on what this one has brought us and to prepare for what is ahead. 2012 has been a year of significant change at our Society as my appointment as the executive director for the American Ethical Union and […]

The Year Ahead

by Bart Worden

In the mid-1980s, ECSW was the host site for the first Humanist Weekend – an event planned and operated by the North American Committee for Humanism with the intent to bring together humanists from around the country to rally support for humanist causes and push back against a rising tide of religious fundamentalism. It was […]