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Bart’s Blog 1/24/22

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Preparing for Our Next All-Society Platform Part II I hope you will join us on Zoom on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:00 am Eastern Time for our All-Society Platform, “W.E.B. Du Bois: Will the Truth Set You Free?” As we researched the connections between W.E.B. Du Bois and the Ethical Movement we found more […]

AEU Statement on the First Anniversary of the January 6th US Capitol Attack

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One year ago we watched in shock and horror as a violent mob attacked the US Capitol, forcing their way inside and occupying areas of the building for hours in an attempt to disrupt the certification of electoral votes submitted by the states. Many of the officers who were protecting the Capital were injured and […]

Bart’s Blog 1/3/22

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A New Year Ahead I hope this message finds you safe and healthy! I’m sure many people were relieved to see 2021 come to end and many are finding it difficult to look ahead without a fair measure of apprehension. I have been impressed with the resilience and creativity of our Ethical Humanist communities and […]

Bart’s Blog 10/31/21

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Systemic Racism On the Roadways Have you ever been pulled over by the police? I have been on a number of occasions. The stops have typically been for speeding or making illegal turns but one remarkable stop happened on an afternoon when I was driving my wife home from work. I wasn’t speeding and had […]

Bart’s Blog 10/24/21

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Anti-racism Dialogues this week Are you concerned about the pushback against efforts to undo racism? There is much to be concerned about. Efforts have been afoot to address longstanding issues in criminal justice, political representation, healthcare, economic disparity… The list goes on. In 2020 there was, in my opinion, substantial headway toward recognizing elements of […]

Bart’s Blog 9/27/21

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Anti-racism opportunities Thanks to my wife Ruthanne’s recommendation, I’ve recently finished reading Pauli Murray’s memoir, “Proud Shoes.” Murray was an amazingly talented individual who had a powerful intellect, deep commitment to ethics, and was fearlessly persistent in her drive for justice and equity. Murray’s story is also an all too familiar one: despite her many […]

Bart’s Blog 7/25/21

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Having just returned from Kansas City, Kansas where I officiated for my son’s wedding, this will be one of the more “short and sweet” posts to this space. Suffice it to say that a wonderful time was had by all and meeting our new family members was a lot of fun! We are now heading […]

Bart’s Blog 7/18/21

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This is a special week in my life. On Saturday our older son and his fiancé will be married near Kansas City, Kansas. This is the second wedding in our nuclear family in a year’s time (our younger son and his fiancé were married last September) and is a watershed moment for me and my […]

Bart’s Blog 7/11/21

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I wonder what people’s experiences are like of being with other people without the restrictions of social distancing? Many, many people within my social circles have been fully vaccinated and it seems every day there are new opportunities for in-person interactions. So far I am finding it extremely pleasurable yet also discomfiting – I had […]

Bart’s Blog 7/4/21

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The AEU Assembly Committee thought it a good idea to have a bit of a break for the July 4th holiday weekend and I hope you found some opportunities for rest and restoration. 4th of July is a holiday that would often go unnoticed in my household were it not for the fireworks and their […]