Sunday’s Platform was a very special one because we celebrated the reconfirmation of wedding vows by our most distant members, Marinka and Peter Haring who live in The Netherlands. Marinka and Peter discovered us soon after moving to Tenafly with their family several years ago during a stint in the U.S. as part of Peter’s […]
Everyone is welcome to attend our Sunday morning platform meetings!
They are held at 11 AM, for the time being via Zoom. Non-members may obtain the Zoom link by emailing email@example.com. 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 religous 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. Babysitting is available for infants and toddlers too young to sample our 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 audio tapes available for a nominal fee. Call (201) 836-5187 for more information or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Platform Addresses by Guest Speakers
Today’s Platform Address was by Rev. Dr. Willard Ashley and the title of his address was, “Looking For Prophets in All The Wrong Places”. Among many other accomplishments Rev. Ashley is the Vice President of Community Relations, Director of the Center for Clergy Care, and Tenured Associate Professor of Practical Theology at New Brunswick Theological […]
Today’s speaker was William Heffernan, Professor of Criminal Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His topic was, “Historic Wrongs”, by which he meant historic wrongs committed by governments and the great difficulties we encounter in trying to redress these wrongs. There have been many governments that have committed great wrongs through history […]
Today’s Platform address was by Prof. Alexander Hinton who is a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Newark and an internationally recognized expert on the Cambodian Genocide. Between 1975 and 1975 the Communist Khmer Rouge regime killed over 20% of the population of Cambodia. Prof. Hinton’s talk was entitled, “What makes a man start fires’ From the Cambodian […]
Today’s Platform was our Winter Festival which we do every year around the time of the Winter Solstice. It’s always a family event with activities for the kids and followed by a pot-luck lunch. With the theme, “Honor The Child” the Festival was organized this year by members Alan Berger, Diane Koszarski, Silvia Acosta and Eric Sandhusen […]
Today’s Platform speaker was Gordon MacInness, President of the New Jersey Policy Perspective, a Trenton based think tank and one of the best sources I know for a progressive analysis of New Jersey politics. Gordon’s talk was about how we got into the fiscal mess we’re in and how our bond rating when from one […]