The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is a humanistic community located in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. Our members and friends come from the Bronx, Yonkers and other neighborhoods. We welcome you — come visit, join our activities, and consider membership!
We hold Sunday meetings at our meeting house. These are open to the public, including members, friends, and visitors. Called Platform Meetings, these explore ideas and practices we hope might inspire more ethical living.
In addition to our Sunday meetings, we are passionate about social justice work and opportunities for community and learning. Our professional Ethical Leader provides individual guidance and coaching on request, on such issues as our relationships or ethical and life choices.
In some ways we function like a traditional religious congregation, but with a different focus from that of major organized religions. We focus on the here and now, what we can do in this life. We know people are not perfect, and always have room for learning and growing. We are dedicated to creating a more ethical world where every person’s worth and individuality might flourish. Compassion and reason guide our actions. We deeply value our connection to each other and welcome new people into that circle of connection.
We are one of more than 20 local Ethical communities around the country, tied together by our national organization, the American Ethical Union. The American Ethical Union is a member of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
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Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road
Riverdale, New York 10471
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Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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