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Lee Porter on Fair Housing

Lee Porter (right) is pictured with Bergen member, Jean Strickholm (left). More than 50 years ago, Jean, an escort volunteer for fair housing, showed Lee the house that the Porters bought. Lee still lives there. By Janet Glass Lee Porter, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey, spoke
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Staying Sane When the World Seems Not to Be – Sept. 11, 2016

Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County As Ethical Culturists, we are attuned to the wider world. And today, to be so attuned is head-spinning. I am referring to the current presidential campaign, which is unprecedented in American history; unprecedented and almost surreal. We go to
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The Seeds of Discontent

Hanging on a wall in my home is an unusual poster, given to me as gift by a member of the Society many years ago. Entitled “Panta Rhei” or “All Things Flow” in Greek, it’s an artistic timeline depicting the history of Western thought from the time of ancient Athens to the middle of the […]
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The Orlando Massacre

The tenor of American society has become very shrill and an illness courses through its veins at levels deeper than its idolatrous worship of personal weapons.
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Fill In The Blanks: Purchase a Paver Brick

I am sure, if you are like me, you have enjoyed reading the many heartfelt and inspiring words embedded in our paved walkway. These time-captured words communicate the love for departed friends and family; the joy in honoring significant events of our lives; and the pride in our Society, its accomplishments and
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New Officers For Next Year

A new slate of officers and committee chairs was approved by the Society’s members at the Spring Membership Meeting on Sunday, May 15th. (Their names are listed below.) Many thanks to the Nominating Committee for all their work in putting together the slate. And warm thanks to all the volunteers –
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New Coalitions Forming

Some issues are dear to the hearts and minds of the members of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, but are too big to fully tackle within the Society. Two of those issues are climate change and racism. On May 19, representatives from the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, South Presbyterian Church
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