By the time the Helpsy clothing bins arrived, piles of bags and boxes full of donations had already been dropped off–just the start of a successful Social Action Sunday.Read More
Our thought-provoking platform addresses cover a wide range of subjects relating to ethics in modern life. Please join us, then stay for coffee and conversation.
Get-togethers take many different forms, either spontaneous or recurring: dinners, parties, hikes, picnics, and cultural outings.
Upcoming Events This Week
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Week of Events
Our Society's youth employment program, Applied Biocentrism, is composed of young adults from across the area. After several weeks of work, what new insights have they gained about how the world […]
In the Job Club Workshop, a certified career-development facilitator, Anne Wallman, provides guidance for people unemployed or under-employed and seeking full-time employment. For now, Job Club Workshop, which meets the […]
Conversemos offers people with at least basic knowledge of the Spanish language an opportunity to be immersed in Spanish language and culture. This meeting of Conversemos will take place at […]
Recent News And Opinion
Pianist and member Rob Eigenbrod provided an exalted evening at the meetinghouse with a concert for more than 60 members and friends.More Photos
Those of us who believe in the dignity and worth of individuals are responsible for speaking out against the Supreme Court’s ruling that diminished the rights of millions of Americans, says Leader Curt Collier.
When Community Weekend had to be canceled on short notice because of Covid concerns, our members of all generations improvised, with a party for families and a BYO lunch and games on the lawn.More Photos
A great awakening–and action–is needed to counteract the assaults on our values as ethical citizens, including attempts at governance through terror and the criminalization of abortion, says Society President Jim Norman in this column.Read More
At the Membership Meeting today, the prospect of name changes for the Society and the Sunday Platform received wide support. Also, Leader Curt Collier outlined ideas for new programming and the membership elected officers and committee chairs.Read More
In this tribute to Janet Glass, retired Leader Joe Chuman says her life was a ‘modest yet towering example of humanity at its best,’ and that we can be honored she chose our Society in which to live out her values.Read More
Richard Bernstein, founder of Socrates Café of Teaneck, NJ, a program of our Society, offers compelling reasons for joining the conversation.Read More
Even as we remain aware of forces of darkness, let us commit ourselves to the optimistic visions of Janet Glass and Curt Collier, says Jim Norman in this column.Read More
Let us say more about our programs to grow Ethical Kids.
Our Sunday SchoolToddlers through TeensWe provide a sense of belonging in an established community of people actively living according to their ethical ideals.
You've got FAQsWe have AnswersWhat is the Ethical Society and the Ethical Movement? Which goals are stressed when developing curriculum? How are parents involved in the classes?
Youth GroupAges 14 to 22Our Youth Group is a place for our Sunday school graduates (usually aged 14 to 22) to do good work and hang out.
Proud History of Progressive Social Action
Ethical Culture has an extensive history of Social Action and our Society has initiated major social justice projects. This is a summary. See more on our Social Action page.
1950s - 1970s
- Founded the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey
- Active in desegregating the Teaneck Public Schools
- Founded Camp Elliott, a multi-racial summer camp
Focus on Justice
1980s - 1990s
- Spearheaded a multi-faceted commitment to housing justice and sheltering the homeless
- Engaged collectively in civil disobedience and create The Sanctuary for Central American Refugees, preparing us for the next challenges
Adult Ed: Personal Growth for Grown-Ups
We are committed to the ideal of lifelong education. We learn from each other in variety of programs that address all subjects related directly or indirectly to ethics.
Socrates CafeLast Monday, 7pm
Mindfulness at MiddayMost Fridays at Noon
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Conversemos (Let's Talk)Usually the third Monday, 7:30pm
Our Most Viewed Articles
In this column, Janet Glass explores the challenges of raising children in a wired world, which requires a new type of awareness from parents.
Democracy is spreading. This column by our representatives to the UN describes what that means for human rights.
Leader Joseph Chuman discusses how religion relates to violence in general and to terror in particular.
Each side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has its own narrative. What is important for understanding of both sides is to know what they leave out.
Let us make up a myth to provide ourselves with moral backbone. As long as we are careful to bear in mind that it is a myth, the overall effect should be positive.
Some say globalization has created a runaway world. Our UN correspondent looks at the contentious issue of globalization in trade and its effects on the poor as well as the rich.
Leader Joseph Chuman looks at why creationism is so popular and offers a proper religious response to Darwinism.
Robert Gulack assembles all the available evidence, which has piled higher and higher in the last 100 years, to refute the notion of free will.
The antidote to injustice is action. Take unfairness and transform it into a task, says Leader Joseph Chuman.