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Repairing Our Democratic Values

By Dr. Joseph Chuman, leader of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County It’s hard to get excited about them. It’s much harder to get militant in their defense. In fact, it makes one feel a little foolish even to try. But try we must. What I’m referring to are liberal values. It’s much easier […]
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From the UN: Prejudice and Discrimination

Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld, the IHEU representative to the UN, and Dr. Reba Goodman, member of ECSBC The painful reality of prejudice and discrimination is a global issue. Shiite and Sunni Muslims are killing each other. Anti-Semitism surged nearly 40% in Europe and especially in France. Feeling against gays is high in
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President’s Column: An Interview with Hugh Taft-Morales

Janet Glass
By Janet Glass, president of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County Hugh Taft-Morales is currently leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society. He will be speaking at the Bergen Society on Sunday, October 30th, delivering a platform address entitled, “Humanist Anti-Racism
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Politics as Tribalism

By Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County It is as frightening as it is mysterious. Donald Trump did not create it, but he has catapulted it to new heights, though “depths” would be a more accurate metaphor. He also exemplifies its greatest danger. What I am referring to is […]
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President’s Column: Welcome Back! Sept. 2016

Janet Glass
Janet Glass A group of about 70 people will be gathered in fellowship on Sunday, September 11, in the Meetinghouse of The Ethical Culture Society. The group has come together to socialize, share thoughts on what they believe, and listen to a sermon of sorts on how to improve themselves and the world. In many ways,
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March for a Clean Energy Revolution

Several members of the Bergen, New York and Philadelphia Societies, and former members of the Essex Society marched in Philadelphia to advocate for Clean Energy on Sunday, July 24, 2016, the day before the Democratic National Convention opened. The purpose of the march was to advocate for the Democratic Party to
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Tracey Kelley Wins AEU Anna Garlin Spencer Award

The winners of the Anna Garlin Spencer Award for volunteer-of-the-year from the Ethical Societies were recognized at the American Ethical Union’s 101st Assembly in St. Louis, MO, in July 2016.  The winner from Bergen was Tracey Kelley, and the AEU President, Jan Broughton, read the following statement:  
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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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