At the Membership Meeting on Nov. 20, members debated the Board of Trustees’ recommendation to change ‘platform’ to ‘Gathering.’ In voting after the meeting, the change was made. 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.
Latest News and Opinion
In a nation where upwards of 40,000 people annually are killed by guns, we need much more than thoughts and prayers. We need serious gun legislation, says Society President Jim Norman in this column.Read More
In response to recent attacks on a fundamental, Constitutional principle at the heart of American democracy, the separation of church and state, our Society has organized this speaker seriesRead More
We will raise our voices and our champagne glasses for this year’s Humanist for the Holidays events, starting with Winter Festival and ending with a New Year’s feast.Read More
The rituals of hosts and guests, practiced frequently during the holiday season, have their roots in values and customs stretching back millennia, says Leader Curt Collier in his latest column.Read More
Have a song you’ve been working on? Want to showcase your musical talents or read a story or share a poem? Or maybe just listen? We’d love to see you at Open Mic Variety Night.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
Get the Zoom link by RSVPing on Meetup or emailing [email protected] 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.