By Marc Bernstein Few in this room believe in a God who answers our prayers. Probably no one believes in an afterlife that will redress our suffering here on earth. […]
Platform (Gathering) Meetings
Everyone is welcome to attend our Sunday morning gatherings!
They are held at 11 AM (10:30 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
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.
By Dr. Joseph Chuman The Evangelization of America In 1962, when organized prayer was banned from the public schools, hordes of clergymen and politicians cursed out the Supreme Court for […]
As Ethical Culturists we are idealists. We look at the way the world is and imagine how is might be; indeed, how it ought to be. When we apply this […]
I attended the 50th anniversary Congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union this past summer, which was held near the city of Leiden in the Netherlands. After lunch one […]
In its emotional impact, September 11, 2000 may have been the most horrifying single day in American history. A year later the feelings of injury are still with us. The […]