RYSEC Meeting House

RYSEC Meeting House

Sunday Platform Meetings at the Society for Ethical Culture

We meet on Sundays for two reasons: to find inspiration for living a more ethical life, and to connect with others who share a similar journey. We share inspiring and stimulating ideas about social issues, ethical living and personal transformation.

Some Sundays, we hear from the professional Ethical Leader of the community, and on other Sundays, we hear from guest speakers or members of our own or other Ethical Societies. Subjects vary widely. Some platform topics focus on practical living and ethical relationships.  Some focus on humanism, secular philosophy or religion. Some focus on public issues including global warming, foreign wars, national politics, health issues and human rights concerns. For some Sunday meetings use what we call a colloquy format, which is more participative and informal.

RYSEC June 21, 2015

RYSEC June 21, 2015

Sunday meetings include time to honor personal journeys, challenges and joys, and to be a supportive community to each other. We also include live music, most often with song or two where everyone is invited, as they are willing and able, to join in. Finally, we share some coffee, tea or juice, and light snacks, with conversation during a social hour, as a way to more informally continue the discussion as well as reconnect or meet new friends.

We hope to go out, back to our individual lives, families, work and social action, re-energized and re-committed to live more ethically in all those arenas.

Listen or Watch

A few sample past Sunday platform meetings for you to listen to or watch on your computer.

Upcoming Platform Meeting Topics

Apr 30 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker: Jim White, Retired Ethical Culture Leader, Essex and Riverdale-Yonkers Societies; Member of Bronx Climate Justice North People of color are victimized by global warming, as the “first and worst.”  This was brought home most dramatically[...]
May 7 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Je’ Hooper, Ethical Culture Leader in Training, will interview Liz Collier, our Director of Community Outreach on her upbringing in Ethical Culture. She will share her experiences as a child in the Ethical Culture Sunday[...]
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Join us for a multigenerational festival with fun and meaningful activities for all ages! We will learn about the multicultural beginnings of Ethical Culture and draw parallels to the diversity of our community’s cultural heritage today.[...]
May 21 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
May 28 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Sunday Meetings

Apr
30
Sun
11:00 am Racism and Climate Justice
Racism and Climate Justice
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am
Racism and Climate Justice @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker: Jim White, Retired Ethical Culture Leader, Essex and Riverdale-Yonkers Societies; Member of Bronx Climate Justice North People of color are victimized by global warming, as the “first and worst.”  This was brought home most dramatically[...]
May
7
Sun
11:00 am The Humanist Way: My Love, My Fa...
The Humanist Way: My Love, My Fa...
May 7 @ 11:00 am
The Humanist Way: My Love, My Family, and My Future @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Je’ Hooper, Ethical Culture Leader in Training, will interview Liz Collier, our Director of Community Outreach on her upbringing in Ethical Culture. She will share her experiences as a child in the Ethical Culture Sunday[...]
May
14
Sun
11:00 am Honoring Our Heritage
Honoring Our Heritage
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Honoring Our Heritage @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Join us for a multigenerational festival with fun and meaningful activities for all ages! We will learn about the multicultural beginnings of Ethical Culture and draw parallels to the diversity of our community’s cultural heritage today.[...]
May
21
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
May 21 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Events Coming Soon

Apr
28
Fri
6:00 pm Book Talk by Prof. Mehnaz Afridi...
Book Talk by Prof. Mehnaz Afridi...
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Book Talk by Prof. Mehnaz Afridi: "The Shoah through Muslim Eyes" @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
During Congregation Tehillah’s Friday night Shabbos service, Mehnaz Afridi, Religion Professor and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center at Manhattan College, will speak on her newly published book, “The Shoah through Muslim Eyes.” 6pm: Book[...]
May
1
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
May
8
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
May
15
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
May
22
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
May
29
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 29 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]

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