From our President: Janet Glass

Janet Glass

Janet Glass

Hello from your president.

First I want to thank Tracey Kelley, our immediate past president. She has been devoted, accessible and wise in her leadership. She’s been a force for balance and good judgment. Tracey has also tried to make this transition as smooth as possible. I’m very grateful for her support.

Secondly, I thought I’d relate how I first came to the Society. Many years ago I came across the slogan, “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” It coincided with a time in my life when I was on a quest. I was looking for a group of like-minded folks who were also living out of their imaginations, people who believed that congregating was important, but without the dogma. I looked in the local paper and saw The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County listed under Religious Institutions, and I gave it a try.

My recent thoughts are below, and here is the full list of the President’s columns.

 

  • Janet Glass
Ethical Culture as a Beacon in a Tech World

The theater is packed. When the curtain goes up, we meet Marjorie, an 86-year-old woman in intimate and flirtatious conversation with a doting,

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  • Janet Glass
Community Dinner: Now More Than Ever

The Community Dinner was a lovely event held on December 3, 2016. The theme for the evening was Now More Than Ever. It was co-sponsored by the

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  • Janet Glass
A Collision: My Humanist Values and the Election

By Janet Glass, President of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County Maybe by the time you read this I will have been able to think about

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President’s Column: An Interview with Hugh Taft-Morales

By Janet Glass, president of The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County Hugh Taft-Morales is currently leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society

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President’s Column: Welcome Back! Sept. 2016

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.

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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

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Interview with Film Series Creator: David Bland

David Bland, film enthusiast and long-time member of the Ethical Culture Society, has launched several themed film series at the Society’s

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Alone Together

Single At Heart Perhaps it was the influence of all those “A Woman Needs a Man Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle,” bumper stickers on college campuses

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So Long, Scalia

I must confess my first reaction when I heard of Justice Scalia’s death. I was just happy, happy that he could no longer get in the way of the

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Review of the Evening: Being White and Its Hidden Assumptions

A most unusual conversation took place at the Ethical Culture Society on the evening of December 11, 2015 – a discussion on the awareness of

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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

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I Need You To Read This

The wording of the title of this piece, “I need you to read this,” violates the approach of Non-Violent Communication. I learned this at

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Bergen Gives Financial Support

The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County has fundraising events to support the work of the Society. However, we also provide financial help to

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Board Retreat

The Board of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County met for an all-day retreat on October 17th to discuss our progress and future directions.

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Linda Bennett Takes a Vacation; Most Americans Don’t

One day in August, Linda Bennett, our Administrative Director, said, “Janet, I want you to know that I’ll be on vacation in September for

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A Most Unusual Opening of the Year

For the first time in decades, the Ethical Culture Society will not open with a welcome from its Leader, Joe Chuman. While not physically sick,

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Everywhere University Final Part

President’s Column July 2015 by Janet Glass In the last column, we reflected on survey results published in Harvard Magazine that revealed that

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Everywhere University Part 2

President’s Column June 2015 by Janet Glass I needed to install a toddler car seat in my car. I found out how on YouTube. It was complicated, and I

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Everywhere University

President’s Column May 2015 Janet Glass I teach courses for Rutgers, a New Jersey State University. Last semester I had a student living in Seoul,

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