36] Maintaining Balance – Dec. 18
37] Get on Bridge for Peace – Dec. 18
39] Harry Belafonte at Busboys – Dec. 18
40] Advent Prayer Series – Dec. 18
42] Film RARE EXPORTS – Dec. 18
43] Red Emma's meeting – Dec. 18
44] Pentagon Vigil – Dec. 19
45] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 19 – Dec. 22
46] Protest the death penalty – Dec. 19
47] Honor Rabbi Mark Loeb – Dec. 19
48] Free Bradley Manning/Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Dec. 19
36] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. On Sun., Dec. 18, the topic is "Maintaining Balance," and Bob Buchmeier, PhD., teacher and computer professional, will address the issue. In considering our service or call in life, moral systems come into play. Three types of moral systems will be considered in today's talk: morality based on relationships, morality based on an objective set of norms, and morality based on a balance of both relationships and objective norms. To live out a morality of balance, we must be attentive and responsive to our inner voice—we must learn to collaborate with our call.
Bob Buchmeier's life has been a journey led by a call and influenced by o opportunities. His abilities in mathematics and talent for spatial visualization led him to pursue mechanical engineering until a call to service took him into high school teaching and then beyond into the racial divide of the 1960s and reform of education. Within the venue of Chicago's west side, Buchmeier was led to seek grounding by the random nature of the explanations given by many of his colleagues about what would constitute the future of education reform. In 1976 he received a PhD in curriculum and philosophy from the
37] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
38] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
39] – On Sun., Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 PM at Busboys & Poets, 14 & V Sts., NW, WDC, catch a lively discussion with American singer, songwriter, actor and social justice activist, Harry Belafonte to celebrate the publication of "My Song; A Memoir!" Harry Belafonte is a multiple icon for: progressive activists, from civil rights to labor and anti-war and beyond; for cultural workers, whose politics shapes their art and whose art shapes their politics, especially in the movement against racism in
; for social movements who speak truth to power and don't let up their fight. In a conversation with IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis, Harry Belafonte will discuss his new book My Song; A Memoir in this event co-sponsored by Busboys & Poets and Institute for Policy Studies. Hollywood
40] – The PAX CHRISTI-BALTIMORE 2011 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES began on Sun., Nov. 27 with the theme "The Peace That Eludes Us." It will end on Sun., Dec. 18 at 5 PM at the
41] – On Sun., Dec. 18 at 6 PM, there is Holiday Peace Potluck Supper & Sharing at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. Bring main dish, salad, and/or dessert to share; bread and beverages, including hot cider, will be provided. Jennifer Elam will talk about
42] – Focus-In! Screening of "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" on Sun., Dec. 18 from 7 to 9 PM at Busboys @ Shirlington,
43] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
44] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Dec. 19, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
45] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
46] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland's Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. Recently death row was moved out of
47] – On Mon., Dec. 19 from 7 to 8 PM followed by refreshments, MD CASE invites you to Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville, MD to hear Kirk Bloodsworth and Vicki Schieber. Kirk and Vicki will share their unique voices of experience as part of their reflections on serving with Rabbi Loeb on the
This event concludes the fall session of the
48] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities
To be continued.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs