4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
The United States is experiencing a dangerous rise of nationalism, populism, and authoritarianism. But events that are occurring domestically are taking place elsewhere on the globe from Western Europe to the Middle East to India. How are we to understand this phenomenon and what needs to be done to restore faith in liberal democracy?
11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another. We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30. After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks. Please feel free to bring some snacks to share.
Biography of Dr. Joseph Chuman
Dr. Chuman has been the leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, NJ for 44 years. He is also a part-time leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. He has a doctorate in religion and two masters degrees from Columbia University where he teaches seminars in religion and human rights for masters and doctoral students.
Dr. Chuman has also taught at Hunter College, Fairleigh Dickinson University the United Nations University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has published numerous articles in the Record of Bergen County, New Jersey. He has also had articles published in The New York Times, The Humanist, Free Inquiry, and other periodicals as well as academic texts. He has had articles published on Ethical Culture and religion in several encyclopedias.
As an activist, Dr. Chuman has worked on behalf of human rights, civil liberties and in opposition to the death penalty, as well as many other progressive causes. He also founded the Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition, which provides a total range of support for political asylum seekers in the United States. Dr. Chuman frequently lectures to public audiences on a broad range of political, social and philosophical issues.