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

Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Women experience racism somewhat differently than men do, and white women experience sexism differently from women of color. Movements for women’s rights were historically mostly dominated by white women, often focused on issues relevant primarily[...]
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Immigrants come to this country to better their lives. Refugees come to save their lives.  This is not really a subtle difference, but a very major difference. It involves having a choice or having no choice[...]
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Every emotion, including anger, is part of our personal natural alarm system. Anger is a kind of human wisdom, warning us of a threat or of injustice. If we ignore, dismiss, or suppress our anger,[...]
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
One Sunday per month, children and adults join together upstairs in our meeting room. We will explore a topic or theme, often tied to a holiday or season, using music, stories, discussion, art, and good[...]
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Sunday Meetings

Mar
26
Sun
11:00 am Racism and Sexism: Pathetic History
Racism and Sexism: Pathetic History
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Racism and Sexism: Pathetic History @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Women experience racism somewhat differently than men do, and white women experience sexism differently from women of color. Movements for women’s rights were historically mostly dominated by white women, often focused on issues relevant primarily[...]
Apr
2
Sun
11:00 am Saving a Life: The Interfaith Re...
Saving a Life: The Interfaith Re...
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saving a Life: The Interfaith Refugee Project @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Immigrants come to this country to better their lives. Refugees come to save their lives.  This is not really a subtle difference, but a very major difference. It involves having a choice or having no choice[...]
Apr
9
Sun
11:00 am Tranforming Anger
Tranforming Anger
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am
Tranforming Anger @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Every emotion, including anger, is part of our personal natural alarm system. Anger is a kind of human wisdom, warning us of a threat or of injustice. If we ignore, dismiss, or suppress our anger,[...]
Apr
16
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Apr 16 @ 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

Mar
27
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Mar 27 @ 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[...]
Mar
30
Thu
6:00 pm Ethics in Action: Making a Plan ...
Ethics in Action: Making a Plan ...
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ethics in Action: Making a Plan for Self-Care in Troubled Times @ Meeting Room, Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Climate March 2014 Whether you’re feeling stressed by what’s happening in the world, or discouraged, or at risk of burnout, or triggered by threats and abusive behavior — figuring out a plan for how to[...]
Apr
3
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr
4
Tue
6:30 pm Spring-Clean Your Spirit: Concer...
Spring-Clean Your Spirit: Concer...
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring-Clean Your Spirit: Concert and Workshop @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Join us for an inspiring evening of music, conversation, and community. Jessica Roemischer, award-winning pianist and writer, will offer songs and reflections on the coming of spring. She will help us to achieve “spring cleaning” for our[...]
Apr
10
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 10 @ 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[...]
Apr
17
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 17 @ 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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