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

Jan 21 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Using poetry timeless and local, deep and amusing as inspiration. Christian Hayden will lead a reflection activity that asks everybody to contribute and create as a community. (Bring a favorite poem if you can!) Christian[...]
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Some systems of ethics stress intention as what makes an action ethical or not ethical, and some systems stress impact.  We’ll play with some ethical dilemmas that might be assessed differently if we look at[...]
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
© Mark Sepple | Dreamstime Stock Photos To transform society to honor the human worth of every person, not just those with money and/or power, requires courage, hope, intention, creativity and more.  Also required is[...]
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
History as taught in school, and especially Black History, is either missing a lot of key facts, or distorts them.  Our Society Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will introduce a few of the topics that are still commonly[...]

Sunday Meetings

Jan
21
Sun
11:00 am The Creating Community: Finding ...
The Creating Community: Finding ...
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
The Creating Community: Finding the "Us" in Poetry @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Using poetry timeless and local, deep and amusing as inspiration. Christian Hayden will lead a reflection activity that asks everybody to contribute and create as a community. (Bring a favorite poem if you can!) Christian[...]
Jan
28
Sun
11:00 am Intention vs. Impact – Ethical D...
Intention vs. Impact – Ethical D...
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am
Intention vs. Impact – Ethical Dilemmas @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Some systems of ethics stress intention as what makes an action ethical or not ethical, and some systems stress impact.  We’ll play with some ethical dilemmas that might be assessed differently if we look at[...]
Feb
4
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Feb
11
Sun
11:00 am We Shall Overcome: The Power of ...
We Shall Overcome: The Power of ...
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am
We Shall Overcome: The Power of Persistence @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Mark Sepple | Dreamstime Stock Photos To transform society to honor the human worth of every person, not just those with money and/or power, requires courage, hope, intention, creativity and more.  Also required is[...]

Events Coming Soon

Jan
22
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 22 @ 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[...]
Jan
29
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Feb
5
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb
12
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 12 @ 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[...]
Feb
19
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 19 @ 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[...]
Feb
26
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 26 @ 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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