“It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.” --Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Revolution Ethics Project conducts seminars for people of all ages who want to see the world anew and make the world a little better. Led by instructor Eric Bowman, the group meets for reading, hearty discussion, intellectual growth and a few laughs. Studying some history, philosophy, religion, and literature, we look at current social issues, ethical scenarios, and our own attitudes in an attempt to bring about meaningful change in the world. Through activities and discussion we will hope to inspire each other to be a little less cynical and to work towards solutions to the world’s problems—or maybe just the problems that are closest to us. We will seek to show that everything we do matters, and that “morality” isn’t a topic limited to philosophy class or faith communities. The next leaders of society will not just be cunning businessmen or ambitious politicians—they will be hopeful, thoughtful, kind-hearted people. Summer 2014: Revolution Ethics Project to Take on Democratic Reform The Revolution has grown significantly over the last few years, but this past year has been our biggest ever. We have added about 6 new members in the past month, with promise for even more next year. In addition to the public programs at the Peterborough Town Library, we also have plans to connect with area retirement centers. This year's class has decided to tackle the problems with America's democracy--the money that controls politics, the lack of civic engagement, and the gridlock in Washington. Our project includes a school initiative to teach civic engagement, and a series of conversations with public officials to push for reform. Look for us!