About

Grounded in the teachings of Gandhi, the Buddha and Albert Schweizer, The ETHIC offers a unifying vision for people from all walks of life who wish to create a world where humans and other animals live free from violence and oppression.

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The ETHIC’s Founder, John Morlino, writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to nonviolence and compassion. He has delivered presentations to ethical societies, congregations, vegetarian societies, community groups, schools and colleges throughout the country. He has also appeared at numerous forums, including:

* the International Association of Genocide Scholars Biennial Conference,
* the Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence,
* the Animal Rights national conference,
* the Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) convention, and
* the 35th World Vegetarian Congress (in Edinburgh, Scotland).

From 2005-2007, John directed The ETHIC’s Darfur Pledge campaign, an all-volunteer effort to end the violence in western Sudan. In recognition of his work on Darfur, he was invited to join the International Association of Genocide Scholars. His 2007 analysis of the tragedy in Darfur was described as one of the finest articles written about the crisis by Dr. Gregory Stanton, President of Genocide Watch.

John has a combined 30 years of experience working with children and adults as both a Social Worker and advocate for human and animal rights. In 1999 he was named an Outstanding Humane Educator by SPEAK (a national humane education speakers bureau) for his work on behalf of animals. In 2007 he was one of a handful of activists (worldwide) selected to participate in a global Human Rights planning conference in Graz, Austria. His social commentaries have appeared in a variety of media outlets, including: The Christian Science Monitor, the San Francisco Chronicle and on Truthout.org.

Presentations

“Yours may have been the finest closing plenary speech in the 30-year history of our conference.” - Hal Hamer, Vice President, North American Vegetarian Society

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