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

“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[masked] 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.


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  • Susanna E.

    It was nice to have the historical overview that Jim provided. I would like to know more about the Ethical Union's involvement today.

    June 16, 2013

    • Jackie S.

      Glad to hear it went well. I will provide up to, date information on the National Ethical Service, our non-governmental affiliate to the United Nations.

      June 17, 2013

    • Jackie S.

      Oh! I see Jim already has! Thanks, Jim. Sorry I missed the meeting. I was at the American Ethical Union 98th Annual Assembly. It was very good, too.

      June 17, 2013

  • Catherine G

    sorry, too ill

    June 16, 2013

  • Catherine G

    I am very interested in the lecture today, but am indeed too ill to attend (surgery in 10 days). Would someone mind giving me a call to tell me about some of the concepts and major points of the lecture?

    June 16, 2013

  • Jim B.

    I'm giving the talk tomorrow, and will be taking a taxi from West Asheville. If anyone wants to offer me a ride to or from the Meeting House, I'd love one. Jim Barton[masked] [masked]

    June 15, 2013

  • Catherine G

    I will try to attend if I am well enough. Hope I can come!

    June 14, 2013

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