Our Focus: Inspiring Ethical Living
Our Invitation: Find Community and a Welcoming Home
Our Key Values: Human Worth & Human Connection
Our Commitment: Deed Above Creed
Our Journey: Lifelong Ethical Learning and Growth
Our Hope: Renew Ourselves, Renew the World
Our Future: Build an Ethical Culture Together
About Ethical Culture
Ethical Culture is a way of life that fosters reverence by nurturing life, building connections, and living as fully as we are able. It is not about right beliefs, but right actions. It is a call to be human, not to be perfect. It is remembrance and awareness of our infinite interrelation with all being. Through this conscious choice to live, we may renew our world, and the world of our children. We have a faith in the caring capacity of ourselves and others, and we seek to learn and practice ways of being together that make the ethical life possible and enjoyable.
When Did Ethical Culture Begin?
The Ethical Culture movement, a humanistic religious, social justice and educational movement, was founded in 1876. The Society for Ethical Culture in Riverdale-Yonkers was founded in 1948, and is one of more than 20 such Societies and Fellowships around the country.
About This Society
The Society has brought its commitment to the worth of every individual into our global and local actions. We have engaged in projects to benefit our neighbors in need and to be part of larger efforts to bring peace, justice, democracy and sustainability to our world.