With the proliferation of atheist, secularist and rationalist groups, the elements that make Ethical Culture distinctive may be lost or misunderstood. For many, Ethical Culture is an atheist organization. Though many members of Ethical Culture may individually identify as atheists, the promotion of non-belief in a Supreme Being is not want Ethical Culture was intended to be. This address will focus on the central ideals of Ethical Culture and its mission.

Joe has been leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County for 40 years, and part-time leader of the New York Society for six.