Working together, we can construct a larger truth, says Curt Collier in this latest column, which draws on the parable of the blind men and the elephant.Read More
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Upcoming Events This Week
- No events scheduled for October 25, 2021.
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- No events scheduled for October 30, 2021.
Anthony Cruz Pantojas, master of Theological Studies, will discuss seeing ourselves in our full potential and the implications that process can evoke. This event will be at the meetinghouse, 687 […]
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 will be held […]
This meeting will be held via Zoom, rather than in person. The Zoom link will be in the Weekly Announcements email and posted on the members-only Facebook page. In addition, […]
Recent News And Opinion
Our Society’s season opener, the Welcome Back party on the lawn, included a remembrance of 9-11 by Interim Leader Curt Collier, a Hokey Pokey warm-up, and a Do Tell! story circle on vacation adventures.More Photos
Community building for many of us is a spiritual practice, something that brings a sense of purpose and wholeness and affords an opportunity for personal growth, says Interim Leader Curt Collier in this column.Read More
In this column, Society President Jim Norman asks members to volunteer for one or more of the tasks that keep our Society strong and relevant.Read More
Many of our Society’s members pay tribute to the memory of Linda Bennett, a great friend, collaborator, and problem solver who left an indelible mark on our Society.Read More
Longtime Leader Joe Chuman writes a personal remembrance of member Linda Bennett, who died this month: ‘She knew us individually and she cared about us.’Read More
This new workshop by Interim Leader Curt Collier explores diverse ways of thinking about complex human relationships by engaging our whole bodies in movement activities.Read More
Seeds Before Creeds, our Society’s new environmental action group, founded and led by Interim Leader Curt Collier, is an opportunity to engage in hands-on environmental restoration work in NJ.Read More
The Northern NJ Sanctuary Coalition presents “Stories of Humanity,” a fundraiser, where actress and author Nancy Ma will share her experiences as an immigrant.
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.
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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
Get the Zoom link by RSVPing on Meetup or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org a day before the meeting.
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.