Posts from 2020

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Bart’s Blog – 5/25/2020

by Louise

After 4 or 5 hours of struggle I abandoned my Memorial Day blog post. In the end the topic was too big and the space too small for my capacities. I was going for a unifying statement, one that tapped into the grieving over painful losses and the yearning for positive connection. But the words […]

Bart’s Blog – 5/18/2020

by Louise

Sunday’s Zoom crash got me thinking quite a lot about vulnerability and frustration. I always look forward to Sunday platform meetings and was especially looking forward to yesterday’s meeting with the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, my home Society, because, being Founders’ Day, there was an opportunity to wear both clergy leader and executive director […]

Bart’s Blog – 5/11/2020

by Louise
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Thank you to all who have contributed to the American Ethical Union’s #GivingTuesdayNow campaign! We raised almost $4600 and will be sending checks out to the Coronavirus Care Fund, No Kid Hungry, and the National Revolving Bail Fund. Given the level of economic upheaval we are facing, I do encourage looking into ways to support […]

Bart’s Blog – 5/4/2020

by Louise

One of the pleasures of being the executive director for the American Ethical Union is that I can visit the member Societies on a pretty regular basis. And ironically, during the coronavirus outbreak, I’ve actually had more visits to more Societies then I typically get to have. It’s been interesting to me to see how […]

Bart’s Blog – 4/27/2020

by Louise

I’ve been thinking a lot about the American Ethical Union’s participation with GivingTuesdayNow. In my efforts to understand how it’s supposed to work I went to the GivingTuesday website to see what the organizers were intending. They described the campaign as “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their […]

Bart’s Blog – 4/20/2020

by Louise

My wife’s grandmother was fond of saying “you get used to hanging, too.” Perhaps that is what is happening for me. I can’t say that I am in active distress as I hunker down in my home and keep away from public spaces. I’m an introvert and do most of my work from home, anyway, […]

Bart’s Blog – 4/13/2020

by Louise

Highlights for last week include the use by a number of Ethical Societies of the Connections calendar. There were twenty public online events posted by eight Ethical Societies for the week of April 5-11, which I think is a good start! There is still room on this week’s calendar if your Ethical Society is ready to offer […]

Bart’s Blog – 4/6/2020

by Louise

The American Ethical Union had a big week last week and we are looking forward to another one this week. Last week we focused quite a bit on helping people find and use our new Connections web forum and get Ethical Societies’ online events on the Connections calendar. I think this went particularly well with a […]

CANCELLATION: All ECSW March Gatherings

by Louise

Dear Members and Friends, Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester Board moved to cancel all gatherings at the Ethical Society until at least the end of March. The Society has opened a Zoom account and will be meeting via that platform for at least the […]

Help NY Students Succeed and Graduate 🎓

by Louise

Would you like to support the success of local high school students? You can do that by becoming a mentor through the New York State Mentoring program! The New York State Mentoring Program is an initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo and chaired pro-bono by Founder, Matilda Raffa Cuomo. The program partners with schools, faith-based institutions […]