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Board Column – FOCUS GOAL #3

Board Column – FOCUS GOAL #3 (submitted by Kristin Hunter, April 2017) At the annual mid-year planning retreat in January, the WES Board, Senior Leader, and a wide cross-section of WES members discussed, hashed out, enhanced, tweaked, revised, voted in and out, and finally approved WES’s new set of focus goals. (Focus goals, renewed every … Continued

People’s Climate March Update

Join us Saturday, April 29, to show we care passionately about climate and justice. We will meet up to carry the WES banner.  For when and where, and for text updates during the march, sign up to receive real-time updates from WES as we gather and march throughout the day with your cell number. This is a … Continued

A Message from the Women’s March Organizers

We Belong Together, we invite you to join us in participating in the Kids Week of Action. Unite with children and families across the country, empower young activists and commit to making communities a welcoming place for all. This action is centered around the concept of unity and family, and the belief that children have … Continued

WES Joins the AHA in an Inmate Pen Pal Program

The American Humanist Association is currently seeking humanists to participate in our pen pal program, a facet of AHA’s “Humanism For All” prison outreach. We recognize how contact with the outside world stimulates a positive, healthy, and hopeful attitude for those incarcerated. Research from inmate feedback has shown that having a pen pal helps combat … Continued

Together We Can Be More – Bmorethical 2017

by Hugh Taft-Morales, Ethical Leader & WES Member I’m excited about our upcoming American Ethical Union (AEU) gathering slated for June 8-11 in Baltimore! Working with the AEU Assembly Committee, I am currently combing through many wonderful proposals for workshops submitted from around the country. When the program is unveiled next month, I hope that … Continued

SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR AEU BOARD POSITIONS

SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR AEU BOARD POSITIONS The Board Development Committee of the American Ethical Union is seeking candidates to run for election to positions on the Board of Trustees and/or as officers at the next AEU Assembly in July. Participation by the broadest range of member organizations in the AEU will help assure the vitality … Continued

April’s Theme: Transformation

For the month of April, we will be exploring the theme of Transformation. The theme packet can be found at:  http://ethicalsociety.org/sundaymorning/theme-packets/. As we dive into our examination of Transformation, the platform topics are: April 2, 9:30 & 11:30 — “Tearing It All Down” Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader. We live in a capitalist society, and there’s nothing we can … Continued

WES to Host a Resistance School

Resistance School:  Practical Skills Taking Back America Resistance School is a free four-week practical training program to sharpen the tools we need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels. Our goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action. Join us at the Washington … Continued

Going Back to Our Roots– Don’t miss this update from WES!

It’s April…and this month, as we explore the theme of Transformation, we are committing ourselves to returning to our roots. Each Sunday will feature an hour-long reading of a Felix Adler text, without discussion or explanation, and music of any kind will be banned. April fools! ​(Although we will be reading a little Felix Adler … Continued

Sunday Book Club Gets Re-Tweeted!

Please share in the excitement of The WES Sunday Book Club! On Sunday, March 19th, Vicki Fang led us in an interesting discussion of Nathan Englander’s book of essays entitled What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank. It’s a fascinating book with varied essays that challenged us and that we all agreed … Continued