Brian Silva of Americans United for Separation of Church and State kicks off our church-state speaker series with his talk: “Who Stands to Lose if the Wall Fails? Real Life Consequences of the End of the Establishment Clause.”Read More
Platform (Gathering) Meetings
Everyone is welcome to attend our Sunday morning gatherings!
They are held at 11 AM (10 am in summer) in our building and also on Zoom. Non-members may obtain the Zoom link by emailing [email protected]. Our thought-provoking platform addresses cover a wide range of subjects relating to ethics in modern life.
Our speakers offer thoughts related to the philosophy of humanism or share their experiences and commitments in the struggle to foster peace, justice, economic fairness and racial and religious harmony.
The Ethical Culture Leader of Bergen County speaks on the first Sunday of each month, occasionally on the differences between Ethical Culture and other religious movements. Sometimes our meetings take the form of interviews or group discussions. Three times a year, special celebrations are held in conjunction with the children of the Sunday School.
Music, small discussions, coffee and socializing are also important elements of our Sunday morning experience.
If you would like to sample our programs before visiting (or if you are too far to visit) you may also choose from a large selection of our content on YouTube.com/EthicalFocus.
The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County welcomes people of all races, ethnic origins, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations. The Society has a barrier-free front entrance.
Selected Addresses by Guest Speakers
Speaker Series: Is Separation of Church & State Coming to an End?
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 series.Read More
Celebrating the Power of the Written Word
More than 100 members and friends of all ages celebrated the power of the written word at our Festival of the Banned and Forgotten Book, our Society’s response to the recent increase in censorship. More Photos
Affordable Housing Crisis: How Can We Help?
In this recent platform, Social Action Committee Chair Anne Wallman leads a discussion of the affordable housing crisis, including in Bergen County, and how we might help.See the Video
‘Environment and Climate: Increasing the Use of Alternative Energy Sources’
Matt Smith, New Jersey director of Food and Water Watch, discusses Community Choice Aggregation and how to bring this initiative to your community.Read More
‘How Race Impacts Conservation’
In this June 2021 platform address, Interim Leader Curt Collier discusses how matters of race overtly, covertly, and consequently impact the conservation movement in America.