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“The UN and Ethical Culture - Their Realtionship and the Evolution of Global..."

16 Jun 2013

“The UN and Ethical Culture - Their Realtionship and the Evolution of Global Cooperation” will be presented by Jim Barton, Technical Writer and Community Activist, at the Sunday, June 16th meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville 2:00-3:30 PM, at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in North Asheville (off Merrimon Avenue near UNCA). Barton will cover the evolution of global cooperation, how the Ethical Culture movement has been a part of this since 1924 including the creation of the UN in 1944-45 and how the United Nations relates to our current global situation. There will be a discussion period following the presentation. Following the meeting, there will be time for informal conversation. All are welcome!

Barton grew up three blocks from the Essex Ethical Culture Society in Maplewood, NJ and attended the then-Ethical Culture sponsored Encampment for Citizenship in 1976, He studied History and German Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and attended law school at the University of California in Davis, CA. He has been active in the peace movement for 41 years, in the environmental movement since 1977 and in the movement for global democracy since 1989. Barton moved to Asheville in 2005 and in 2007 he participated in establishing one of the first Transition Town efforts outside Britain – in Asheville.

The Ethical Society of Asheville is a humanist, educational, philosophical, non-theistic alternative to traditional religions. It is affiliated with the American Ethical Union, which is affiliated with the American Humanist Association and the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Members are inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. Their commitment is to the worth and dignity of the individual and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in him or her.

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