The Celebrant USA Foundation, headquartered in Montclair, gets a nice write-up in the Jersey section of tomorrow’s New York Times (which home-delivery subscribers get on Saturday).
The Celebrants provide civil ceremonies for people whose celebration needs might otherwise fall through the cracks: mixed-religion marriages, same-gender commitment ceremonies — even divorce and downsizing ceremonies. The Celebrant movement started in Australia in the 1970’s and was imported to the US three years ago by Montclair residents Gaile and Pat Sarma and Charlotte Eulette.
For another take on the Celebrants, go listen to a public radio piece the Barista did on the organization, which aired last December. (When you get to the page scroll down.)