Sunday Meetings

Mar
24
Sun
11:00 am Journey: Between Leaving and Arr...
Journey: Between Leaving and Arr...
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am
Journey: Between Leaving and Arriving @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Life is a journey, and within life are many journeys.  Some are chosen, some are forced on us.  Every journey begins with a leaving and ends with an arriving, though the end points aren’t always[...]
Mar
31
Sun
11:00 am A Journey to Activism
A Journey to Activism
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am
A Journey to Activism @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
(c) Adobe, used under license. Naureen Akhter, Deputy District Director for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and founding member of Muslims for Progress, will speak on her journey to activism following the 2016 presidential election. She will[...]
Apr
7
Sun
11:00 am Atheism and the Alt-Right: A Hor...
Atheism and the Alt-Right: A Hor...
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am
Atheism and the Alt-Right: A Horrible Confluence @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
The atheist community is often assumed be liberal. But in the past decades, prominent atheist and self-styled “pro-science” writers like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens have embraced views on race, gender,[...]
Apr
14
Sun
11:00 am Wholeness: One Is Not Enough
Wholeness: One Is Not Enough
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am
Wholeness: One Is Not Enough @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
No person survives completely alone.  We are not whole without our connections to others. Who we are and what we become are influenced by people around us, from parents to friends to community members.  These[...]

Events Coming Soon

Mar
21
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics on Tap
Ethics on Tap
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics on Tap @ An Beal Bocht | New York | United States
Free-ranging casual discussion of ethical issues that are alive for you, and an opportunity to meet and interact with others interested in ethical issues.  Join us and, if you like, have something to drink and/or[...]
Mar
24
Sun
1:30 pm Used Book and Bake Sale!
Used Book and Bake Sale!
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Used Book and Bake Sale! @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Used books and fresh baked goods will be for sale. Proceeds will go to the organization KIND: Kids In Need of Defense, which provides legal and other services to children detained at the U.S. border,[...]
Mar
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Mar 25 @ 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
1
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 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[...]
Apr
4
Thu
12:00 pm Lunch with the Leader
Lunch with the Leader
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch with the Leader @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”[...]
Apr
8
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 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[...]

Recent News and Announcements

Carl Sagan on Mystery

Carl Sagan on Mystery

A post-platform discussion Sunday (December 9, 2018) included the question: What would Carl Sagan say about "mystery"? Here are a few quotes from Sagan on the topic: From Cosmos: Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe....

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Responding to Attacks on Inclusion and Democracy

Our hearts are heavy after last week's three major hate attacks: the shooting of two African American elders in Kentucky, after the shooter had first attempted to enter a black church he found locked;  the pipe bombs sent to major political figures in perhaps the...

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Snow Days!

Snow Days!

Yes, we are in New York, so sometimes we close for inclement weather, including new snow.  We'd like our members and friends and speakers to be safe!  Obviously, if the weather's bad enough that we don't have electricity or internet connection, we may not be able to...

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A Guide to Calling Your Representatives

Why is calling so important? "Calling is the most powerful ways to put pressure on your representatives - even more than social media, email, or snail mail. Why? It shows commitment to a cause. And representatives know that if they don't hear the concerns of their...

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Ethics in Action: Values to Action

Ethics in Action: Values to Action

If you want to "step up" your commitment and action, sometimes it helps to step back first and reflect.  Taking time to reconnect with your values when making ethical choices is one of the sources of strength if you want to "commit ethical action" more often and more...

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Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Sometimes, the most effective way we can spend our time is to spend some money. More time than money? More money than time?  When you earn your money directly or indirectly through work, money is a kind of stored-up time. Gloria Steinem once suggested that you can...

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Ethics in Action: So Much to Do, So Little Time

Ethics in Action: So Much to Do, So Little Time

So many needs, so little time In choosing social justice work, you'll look first for your values and base your choices on those. You'll also look for the most pressing need and where you have the skills and knowledge to be most effective. The issue of "so little time"...

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Now We Are All Standing Rock

Dear Friends, We have a president-elect who has promised to “…take particular aim at the Clean Water Act” (N.D. congressperson Kevin Cramer). Mr. Trump also paid for advertisements that characterized Native Americans who wanted to build New York State casinos as...

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Ethics in Action: What Can I Do Right Now?

Ethics in Action: What Can I Do Right Now?

First, breathe.  Yes, breathe.  Three deep breaths, with long exhales, every time you start to feel anxious, fearful, overwhelmed, or confused. Second: save contact information for the national and state legislators who represent you, so that you're ready to easily...

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Stories and Story-Telling

Stories and Story-Telling

It’s November, and stories are part of this month. Whether thinking about writing fiction (#NaNoWriMo) or about the cultural stories of Thanksgiving and what they cover up, we understand the power of stories to tell truth or cover truth.

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