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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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World Health Report 2006

Asklepios, the ancients’ god of health, had two daughters, Hygeia and Panakeia. Hygeia is the caregiver who promotes wellness, and Panakeia is the healer who treats illness. The UN is committed to both, and clearly, both are needed. The UN agencies WHO and UNICEF have had remarkable success in treating major
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Iraq – What Next?

An engrossing panel discussion entitled Iraq – What Next? was held on Tuesday evening, June 29 at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ. Sponsored by the new Bergen County chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) and moderated by our own Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld, the program featured three
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2003 is the International Year of Fresh Water

2003 is the International Year of Fresh Water.(www.wateryear2003.org). On October 16, the Dag Hammerschuld Auditorium was the setting for a briefing entitled WATER OF LIFE; FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD’S WATER CRISIS. The hall was filled to capacity with many seated in the aisles. The briefing, and
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