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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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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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