Join us for the video Jamila Raqib:”The secret to effective nonviolent resistance,” and a discussion to follow.
Michael Bleiweiss is Vice President of the Boston Ethical Community.
The earth has existed for 4½ billion years and it’s been a very busy planet. Continents have formed and broken up and formed again. Millions of species of living things have come and gone. Eventually, one species capable of understanding this history evolved. This three-part lecture series will explore our knowledge of this history. The first part will take us from earth’s formation up until the appearance of the first reptiles.
In light of the recent failure of the Trump/Ryan attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we will gather to discuss what’s changing in health care. All welcome.
The central ethical issue in America is sustaining a benevolent civil society in all its permutations. How’s it going? Dr. Harris Sussman thinks we need to revive our commitment to learn, and practice, civics. We’ve really fallen down on the job.
A video and presentation on the rise of the Indivisible Movement and other ways in which we can effectively make an impact followed by an open discussion for sharing of ideas.
Join the Cannabis Society of Massachusetts at the Boston Ethical Community to discuss the ethics of marijuana legalization and its implications on racial justice, personal freedom, government oversight, and the ballot question process. We will focus on the current statute as written, changes proposed by the legislature, and the ethics of altering a ballot question passed by the citizenry without due process or public hearing.
What are the new threats to humanism under the guise of “religious liberty”? Everyone is welcome to join us in this community discussion.
Cheryl Crawford is the Executive Director of MassVOTE.
MassVOTE is a grassroots organization that works to increase voter participation and engagement in civic affairs, especially in traditionally low voter communities. In the presidential election of 2016, Mass VOTE organized voter registration, Get Out the Vote efforts, and voter tracking efforts in key MA communities. MassVOTE and Nonprofit VOTE collaborated to win a grant from the Boston Ethical Community. Cheryl will discuss the mission of the organization, the work they do (including upcoming municipal elections), and how BEC might contribute. She’ll also reflect on the results of the 2017 election.
What are the causes and consequences of rising inequality of income and wealth and what we can do about it? Come share your thoughts in an open discussion after a couple of short videos.
This President’s Day weekend we will have an open discussion to look back on the first month of the new administration and think about what we should be doing both as individuals and as a group.