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Bart’s Blog 6/6/21

by Louise

This Week June 6, 2021 Greetings, everyone! Time to mark your calendars for a whole host of events between this Wednesday, June 9th and Sunday August 8th. That’s right – the 106th Assembly of the American Ethical Union is getting underway and will be coming to you via Zoom! Starting this week we’ll have a Keynote Address […]

AEU 106th Annual Assembly – Registration Now Open!

by Louise

The American Ethical Union will host its 106th Assembly, “Addressing the Whole Truth About America,” virtually on Zoom. The AEU’s 106th Assembly will be held virtually, with various workshops and business working sessions beginning on June 5 with Delegate Training and ending with the AEU Business Meeting on August 7 and the All Society Platform on August […]

Bart’s Blog 2/8/21

by Louise

We are well into a New Year and I feel that this message is long overdue as it’s been months since my last post. My primary reason for the absence of posts has been a lack of something to say. To be honest I’ve been pretty much speechless for months now, and though that speechlessness […]

Bart’s Blog 9/14/20

by Louise

My White Supremacy ProblemAs with many in the United States, I rely heavily upon my religious tradition for moral guidance. That reliance is compounded for me. As clergy leader for the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, I am expected to pursue avenues for social justice and living compassionately and encourage our congregation to do so as […]

Bart’s Blog 8/17/20

by Louise

The Black Lives Matter to AEU statement to reaffirm past resolutions for racial justice was approved by the Assembly of the American Ethical Union and is now available on the aeu.org website. The reaffirmation calls for action on a number of fronts and this week I’d like to focus on a particular action that I believe fits both the […]

Join Us for the AEU Assembly

by Louise

The American Ethical Union 105th Assembly will be online using Zoom. • July 11-27 – AEU will host discussion sessions to review agenda items.• July 28-31 – AEU will share educational programming.• Saturday, August 1 – AEU Assembly Business Meeting.• Sunday, August 2 – AEU special platform welcoming Jé Hooper as a new Ethical Culture […]

Bart’s Blog – 6/22/2020

by Louise

Othering is, I believe, a necessary precursor to oppression. “Othering” involves what the sociologist Yiannis Gabriel has described as “casting a group, an individual or an object into the role of the ‘other’ and establishing one’s own identity through opposition to and, frequently, vilification of this Other.” It has two parts: setting one apart from […]

Join the Movement For Black Lives

by Louise

The time for action is now, people are taking to the streets, flooding social media, calling local officials and demanding justice for those who have been killed by the police all over the county and now is the time to join them. The Movement For Black Lives, and organizers mobilizing across the country, invite you to […]

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 […]

Donations Needed for Winter Festival

by Louise

WE NEED GLOVES! LOTS AND LOTS OF GLOVES! Time to collect up items for the Box Party part of the Winter Festival. We need all the usual items, but most especially men’s gloves. We also need men’s hats and socks. Please also collect up any travel size toiletries you may have. This is a great […]