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Human trafficking, a major moral challenge

By Drs. Sylvain Ehrenfeld and Reba Goodman More than 40 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016. This amazing figure comes from the UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation. This includes 25 million trapped in forced labor, many of them in debt bondage, working in
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New Year’s Day brunch remembered

By Susan Lesh As I am writing this, the holidays are fast approaching. One of the holiday traditions at Ethical had been a New Year’s Day Brunch. This was begun by the effervescent Beth Greenblatt. I remember, when we were new members, being enthralled by the “lady in purple.” She always wore a smile, had […]
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Coalition partner GreenFaith presents two awards

By Janet Glass GreenFaith’s Central Bergen Circle, a coalition partner with the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, together with seven other congregations in Bergen County, honored two organizations with awards on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Fort Lee Public Library. One award went to Teaneck Girl Scout
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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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The Meetinghouse: Improvements Summer 2016

By Bob Gordon, Building Committee, ECSBC We have a new roof on the rear of the building. Extra height rails were also added to the upper landing of the fire escape to comply with a NJ State inspection of the nursery school. We also have a new roof over the lobby, as well as new […]
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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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An Essay On Dignity

A Syrian village is bombed and people flee becoming refugees. A young black man is shot and killed, in effect summarily executed, for a minor infraction, by a cop in an American city. A child starves to death because his family is too poor to provide the sustenance to keep him alive. These scenarios describe […]
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Racism

Racial and ethnic divisions are global issues with a long and tortured history. During the Constitutional Convention (1787) in the US, black slaves were counted as three fifths of a person in a compromise that enabled Southern states to increase their representation in the House of Representatives in Congress,
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Dangers to the Liberty of Free Expression

Most people, using media, learning the news do not realize that freelancers are increasingly doing the news reporting. As a result of shrinking news budgets and changing technologies many of those covering conflicts are freelancers without the resources available to staff correspondents and are often in danger.
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