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.

RYSEC Meeting House

Some Sundays, we hear from the professional Ethical Leader of the community, Jone Johnson Lewis. 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, or human rights concerns. For some Sunday meetings use what we call a colloquy format, which is more participative and informal, with some structure to encourage deep listening to each other.

RYSEC June 21, 2015Sunday 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

Mar 24 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
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 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
(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 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
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 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
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[...]
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Join us for a fun program for all ages as we welcome spring!
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
While wholeness is not complete without human connections, there are also many ways in which we can work on our own healing and wholeness.  It’s more art than science though science can provide some insights.[...]

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