Humanists

In Search of a Wider, Deeper, Richer Humanism

Today’s news is unsettling. Since September 2011, terrorism doesn’t seem so far away from us, even if it is taking place on the other side of the world. For those who are attuned to international events, the upheavals reported daily are captivating, and not in ways that put us at ease. Extremism is a defining […]
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2008 Commitment Dinner testimonials

These testimonials by members Esther, Sarah & Scott, Edith, Peter and Ellen are offered in the order in which they were delivered at the 2008 Commitment Dinner of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County in Teanck, NJ, on December 1, 2007. Esther ~ This Humanist Life Yet I was also apprehensive. Having
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Ethics from the Heart

I believe in the life of reason, and my commitment to reason, in great measure, is what makes me a humanist. While honoring reason does not, in itself, a humanist make, it is certainly an essential component of the modern humanist worldview. It was Aristotle’s assumption long ago that the capacity for reason is
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What Humanists Believe

By Dr. Joseph Chuman Life does not stand still for long. All of life is a cycle of motion and rest. We grow, we push ahead, we exert ourselves, we rest, and then move forward again. For humanists, such we are, the purpose of life is to live – to live fully, to live comprehensively, […]
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