"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."--Thomas Merton
September 2019 -- Our Tenth Year!
This week we will start our 10th year of Revolution Ethics! I really appreciate all of the support, financial backing, and enthusiasm that you have shown over the years. We couldn't do this without you. As usual, we will meet regularly on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Monadnock Hospital, conference room 1.
I don't want to make too many promises, but some of the goals driving us this year include finishing the student manifesto, writing and publishing more, delving into spirituality (and a spiritual retreat!), reading holy texts, and getting back to our philosophical roots. I also would love to start a regular Rev meeting for "adults"--to satisfy popular demand.
Keep hope alive, my friends.
March of 2018--Taking Action
Spurred on by the gun violence in this country, Revolution students are ihntent on taking action. We have a number of differnt ideas swirling in our heads and a number of different endeavors under way. In addition to promoting civic dialogue, Revolution students have more plans to take action. We have begun writing our "manifesto" and have hopes of getting it published. Students plan to attend gun control demonstrations in US cities. We have begun to speak about mindfulness and have practiced meditation at Rev meetings. We have sought the help of the League of Women Voters, Dan Weeks, and local experts who can help us. There is a lot going on!
Fall 2017 to Winter 2018
It has been a difficult year for America and the world. The Revolution students are particularly concerned about the decline of civic dialogue. We seem to distrust each other, our institutions, and the truth. Revolution students want to fight this by bringing back dialogue and renewing faith in the democratic process. It takes work. It takes hope. It takes faith. We have been in touch with experts who are going to help us develop a series of community dialogues. In the process, we hope to bring people together and remind us all that this is our world, that the truth matters, and that our political opponents are adversaries, not enemies. Stay tuned for more information about civic dialogue!
Exciting New Things...Spring of 2017
We have just completed our first-ever fund drive and I am humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support. I hope to expand programs, bring in some new resources, bring in guest speakers, and embark on service trips. It is an exciting time for Revolution Ethics, and I hope you want to be a part of it.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Revolution of the Spirit...
There are few places left where we can truly be ourselves and come to discover our true spirit. For some of us, religion has lost its meaning, yet we desperately want the kinds of experiences religious communities offer. Amidst the cynicism of the world, we still have hope--yet we don't have a way to express that hope. Our churches and schools don't necessarily speak to us, yet with still have faith, and we still want to learn. We long for a community in which we feel safe, we are challenged, and we work together to give meaning to the world.
The Revolution Ethics Project conducts seminars for people of all ages who want to see the world anew and make the world a better place.  Led by facilitator/instructor Eric Bowman, the group meets for reading, hearty discussion, intellectual growth and spiritual renewal. 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.

The next leaders of society will not just be cunning businessmen or ambitious politicians—they will be hopeful, thoughtful, kind-hearted people. These leaders need a place to foster their hope and feed their spirit. The Revolution offers them this. 




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