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World Health and the UN

In our increasingly interconnected world, global health is facing a further challenge—new diseases are emerging at the rate of one per year. Since 1967 at least 39 new pathogens have been identified, including HIV, Ebola fever, Marburg fever, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Other century-old threats
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The World Food Crisis

The tsunami-like shock of soaring world food prices following the increase in the demand for oil is a dramatic illustration of the interconnectedness of the world. An additional 100 million people of already vulnerable populations have been plunged into poverty and hunger. Even in affluent U.S.A. the poorest fifth
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Ethical Culture meets with White House staff

Five Ethical Culture representatives and nine other organizations met with White House staff on Friday (2/26/2010) to discuss issues of importance to America’s nontheistic community. On the agenda were protecting children from the neglect and abuse of medical faith-healing; ending military proselytizing; and
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News from The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Looking Under the Hood of Healthcare Reform Whether you are uninsured, have insurance through your employer, use Medicare/Medicaid or purchase your own insurance, you are affected by the Healthcare Reform legislation passed this year. Want to know more? Dr. Richard Bernstein, a physician and health-economics
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An Introduction to Humanism and Ethical Culture

What is Ethical Culture? What does it mean to be a humanist? Whether you are a relatively new member of the Ethical Culture Society or a curious non-member, you are invited to attend an in-depth orientation to Ethical Culture and Humanism. The orientation will be presented by Dr. Joseph Chuman, longtime leader of
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Philosophy and Politics: Perfect Together?

Sharpen your philosophical acumen with a “Philosophy in Focus” discussion series that will delve beneath the headlines. The three-part series, which will cover the phenomena of Populist Movements such as the Tea Party and other topics, will be held at the Ethical Culture Society meetinghouse on Oct. 7, 14, and 21
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A “Love-ly” Way to Treat Your Valentine

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with Love Letters? The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County has teamed up with Teaneck New Theatre to offer a special after-dinner event at 8:00pm on Saturday evening, February 12th, that includes A.R. Gurney’s popular play Love Letters, along with special
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Resolution on Wisconsin Public Workers

Ethical Culture Supports Wisconsin Protesters Outraged by Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on his state’s unions, the members of the Board of Trustees of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County have passed a resolution supporting the unions and the protestors. The resolution takes note of the fact that the
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Bike Across America

I traveled 3,467 miles, by bicycle this summer (2007), from Upper Saddle River, NJ, to Los Angeles. I think what makes my story unusual is that: I have a semi-paralyzed left foot; I have chronic lymphocytic leukemia; I made the trip solo; and I am 70 years old. Further, I have not heretofore been a […]
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2006 Commitment Dinner speech

My name is Ken Karp. I am your 2006 Pledge Chair. Thank you Val, Dan and Sue for your inspiring words. Valarie, you spoke on the meaningfulness of the Ethical Culture Sunday School program. Your perspective is simultaneously one of a Sunday school parent and our Sunday School Director. You put tremendous energy
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