Looking for some wisdom and insight this holiday season? We went shopping in our archives and put together a gift collection of Leader Joe Chuman’s latest and greatest platform addresses, each one some meaty food for thought among the sugar cookies and eggnog. Please help yourself! Read More
Joe Chuman, Leader of the Bergen Society, gave a personal and heartfelt Platform address this morning on the topic, “Ethics For a Lifetime”. This was not, as one might think from the title, a reflection on his own life, rather it was a plea to us all that when we judge others, we do […]
In this column, Society Leader Joseph Chuman asks whether society has veered too stridently in the direction of judgment and has forgotten the value of forgiveness. We seem to have lapsed into a harshness at the expense of softer and kinder relations, he says, noting that we Ethical Culturists should avoid augmenting this fraught environment.
Rick McKay’s moral commitment to his fellow humans was in evidence as he spoke Sunday of his fundraising work for St. Mary’s School & Child Rescue Center in Nyeri, Kenya. Among other aspects, he described the specific example of a bright young man who learned computer skills at St.Mary’s, and went on to found a […]
As always on the first Sunday of the month, Society Leader Joe Chuman spoke this morning and his topic was, “Loving Our Neighbor and the World: Cosmopolitanism and the American Future”. Based in large measure on the concept of “cosmopolitanism” as described by New York Times “Ethicist” columnist Kwame Anthony Appia’s, (see this) Joe contrasted two […]
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 […]