What we're about

The Baltimore Ethical Society is a humanistic religious fellowship. We focus on human lives and relationships and explore what it means to live ethically as individuals, family members, and participants in the larger community. We have no creeds and no doctrines, but we are united by our belief in the worth and dignity of each individual and our commitment to working together to create a more just, humane, and peaceful world.

Visit our website at bmorethical.org (http://bmorethical.org/) .

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SMART Recovery

Baltimore Ethical Society

[Note: We typically have 9-12 people at the meeting. Due to confidentiality concerns, most people do not preregister in Meetup.] "Discover the Power of Choice!" SMART Recovery is an evidence-based peer support group that focuses on self-empowerment. Our meetings are free and open to anyone seeking help with an addictive behavior, including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, sex, food, gambling, and pornography. We encourage participation by persons of any race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind in our meetings. Our program focuses on four areas: • Build and maintain motivation, • Cope with urges and cravings, • Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors • Achieve lifestyle balance in order to prevent relapse Flexible, self-directed change is encouraged through many tools and techniques designed to increase self-reliance. A great deal of support is available without formal sponsorship. Participants are welcome to attend meetings for as long as you find them helpful. Our meetings last sixty to ninety minutes and operate in a workshop-like atmosphere. A volunteer facilitator leads each session and encourages discussion. Individuals may choose to participate, or just sit back and listen. The meetings are free and confidential. We believe that the power to change addictive behaviors resides within each individual and does not depend upon adherence to any spiritual viewpoint. The use of religious or spiritual beliefs and practices in recovery is a personal choice and not a part of our program. SMART Recovery is a recognized resource for substance abuse and addiction recovery by the American Academy of Family Physicians, Center for Health Care Evaluation, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The Baltimore Ethical Society sponsors the Saturday morning meeting of SMART Recovery.

"Ethical Dilemma (Humanist Improv Group)" - BES Sunday Summer Platform

August 25, 2019 Speaker: Ethical Dilemma (Charlie Shafer et. al) Ethical Dilemma (Humanist Improv Group) It's time to have some fun! Learn "The Secrets of Improv" and, if you want, join the members of the Ethical Dilemma improv troupe as we “Make Sense Out of Nonsense.” Bio: Ethical Dilemma, the BES improv group, believes that the foundation of group spontaneous creativity is, believe it or not, "Bringing out the best in others brings out the best in yourself." That and willing to be a little silly. And if you like what you see you can join us on Tuesday nights. We welcome everyone who meets our criteria of having a pulse. https://www.meetup.com/Humanist-Improv-Group-What-is-That/

SMART Recovery

Baltimore Ethical Society

[Note: We typically have 9-12 people at the meeting. Due to confidentiality concerns, most people do not preregister in Meetup.] "Discover the Power of Choice!" SMART Recovery is an evidence-based peer support group that focuses on self-empowerment. Our meetings are free and open to anyone seeking help with an addictive behavior, including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, sex, food, gambling, and pornography. We encourage participation by persons of any race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind in our meetings. Our program focuses on four areas: • Build and maintain motivation, • Cope with urges and cravings, • Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors • Achieve lifestyle balance in order to prevent relapse Flexible, self-directed change is encouraged through many tools and techniques designed to increase self-reliance. A great deal of support is available without formal sponsorship. Participants are welcome to attend meetings for as long as you find them helpful. Our meetings last sixty to ninety minutes and operate in a workshop-like atmosphere. A volunteer facilitator leads each session and encourages discussion. Individuals may choose to participate, or just sit back and listen. The meetings are free and confidential. We believe that the power to change addictive behaviors resides within each individual and does not depend upon adherence to any spiritual viewpoint. The use of religious or spiritual beliefs and practices in recovery is a personal choice and not a part of our program. SMART Recovery is a recognized resource for substance abuse and addiction recovery by the American Academy of Family Physicians, Center for Health Care Evaluation, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The Baltimore Ethical Society sponsors the Saturday morning meeting of SMART Recovery.

BES Poetry Group

Baltimore Ethical Society

Join us on the first Sunday of each month to read and share your favorite poems. The Society is located at: The Village Learning Place 2521 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Md. 21218 I am looking forward to seeing you and listening to you read your poetic selections. Kirk Learn more: website: http://bmorethical.org/ Meetup: http://meetup.com/bmorethical/ Twitter: @bmorethical Facebook: http://fb.com/bmorethical/

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