A Personal Message to You
| Bob Greenwell
Every Ethical Society is different, taking on the tone and hue
of its members and leaders. It is designed that way. Dogma goes out the window, and mutual
appreciation, learning, and creativity comes in.
Every Ethical Society is also the same, in calling people back to their real worth,
unique and beyond compare, existing in a web of worth with others.
Please look through these pages and discover a new
starting-point for human living. Be sure to check out the
Upcoming Events, and then check
us out in person.
You're told what to do in a thousand ways.
You're told how to dress, how to smell,
what to read, what to buy.
You're told who you should be.
But your true worth doesn't come from there.
Your true worth is a mystery,
at the core of your being,
We honor your true worth.
We can't pretend to say what it is.
We can't pretend to define it in philosophical or religious words.
Is it a potency or an actuality?
We can't say.
But we can say,
we affirm your worth.
We can say, we strive to become better at affirming your worth,
and affirming the worth of every person, and acting from this belief.
On this basis we band together,
To support each one's striving,
To affirm each one's worth,
To change the world where it violates worth,
To shape the world into one that honors and respects the worth and
dignity of all.
Join with us, that through inspiration, courage, and love,
a wave of change in people's hearts and minds may sweep the world
and bring renewed purpose in life and joy in the living.
Write to me.
Mid Rivers Ethical Society
Bob Greenwell is Leader of Ethical Society Mid Rivers. He works with the Board of Trustees of the
Ethical Society of St. Louis, until such time as the fledgling Ethical Society Mid Rivers is able to
incorporate, establish its own Board, and become independently self-supporting. He was selected after a
search process by the St. Louis Society for an Organizing Leader.
He is charged with the task of making the new Ethical Society a vital and growing community. He was
certified as a Leader in the Ethical Movement in the summer of 2002 by the American Ethical Union. He
was a Leader Intern both at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for
Ethical Culture under Leader Curt Collier and at the Ethical Society of St. Louis under Leader
From 1997-2001, Bob was Program Director of the St. Louis Society. Earlier he had been a
practicing licensed professional counselor. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University
of Missouri - St. Louis, and also studied three years of philosophy at the Graduate School of St. Louis
He resides in St. Louis with his wife Kathleen. He has two daughters and four grandchildren. Born
in Indiana in 1946 and raised Catholic, he explored deeply in many religions of the world before finding the
Ethical Society in 1989, which has become his lasting home.