July 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.
Building the Beloved Community @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Platform with Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader

What would our world be like if we — individuals and groups — could relate to each other with compassion, respecting the worth and dignity of all, recognize our interconnectedness?  Instead, too often we live in a world of divisions, suspicions, and fear.   The phrase has been used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others to envision an equitable multiracial world.

Leader Jone Johnson Lewis remembers when beloved community was defined as “when race and class unite.”  But it’s more than just race or class now: gender, sexuality, sexual identity, citizenship status, ethnicity, ability, belief, and more. And the intersections between/among those identities.

What does it take to build authentic “beloved community” both within this precious Ethical Culture community but also in the wider world?  How do we — each of us — need to change in order to move closer to that vision?

Liz Collier

Community Outreach Director at Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Liz, who grew up in Ethical Culture and has helped our young adult organization to flourish, works with RYSEC to connect the Society and other area organizations and to create and publicize programs to inspire ethical living.

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