Social Action

Our letter of gratitude to climate-change speaker

Oct. 17, 2017 Dear Susan, Thank you for your three wonderful presentations at the request of the folks at the Ethical Culture Society and in collaboration with Greenfaith. We were first privileged to hear you present the information you gleaned from the Al Gore Climate Reality Leadership Corps and from your own
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President’s Column: Is That Yogurt Really Expired?

Janet Glass
By Janet Glass, president of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County November is a favorite month for many of us because everything stops for Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to catch up with family and friends, some at home, others at restaurants, others in rental spaces. Part of the joy is that we come together
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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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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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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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Refugees Welcomed

The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County (“Bergen”) had a wonderful evening of good food and friendship on Saturday, January 9th, when they welcomed individuals and families who hailed from four countries in the Middle East and Africa. Bergen members prepared and brought all the food for the appetizers,
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Giving Tree Donation for CoFiA

The beneficiary of the Society’s annual Giving Tree in December 2015 was the Community of Friends in Action (CoFiA). The Giving Tree is a Society drive to support a local charitable organization. CoFiA supports immigrant workers, including day laborers, in Palisades Park, Ridgefield, and nearby areas,
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Growing Up Global

Why should I avoid naming the teddy bear Mohammed? Should I shake hands, bow or kiss on both cheeks? Understanding global practices and perspectives may take a lifetime, but most of our Ethical Culture families would like for their progeny to grow up at home in the world. For some of our international families,
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