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

May 27 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Is our community a creative community?  What would that mean?  It doesn’t have to mean we have a lot of people around who are poets and artists and who create as individuals.  What does it[...]
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
When we honor other people based on the immeasurable idea of worth, rather than on such measures as how they can be useful to us, we create more possibilities for our relationship with the other,[...]
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker Peter Schaefer will share with us his personal experiences of the Holocaust, with a focus on the Rosenstrasse Demonstration in Nazi Germany, February, 1943. ____________________ June theme: possibility.  What does it mean to be[...]
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrating the ending of slavery in America. Or rather, the announcement of the end of slavery — slavery didn’t actually end with that news.  The historical basis of the celebration[...]
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the summer season! We will have a potluck barbecue, so please bring something to share. If you can do so in advance, please email office@rysec.org with a[...]
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Sunday Meetings

May
27
Sun
11:00 am What Does It Mean to Be a Creati...
What Does It Mean to Be a Creati...
May 27 @ 11:00 am
What Does It Mean to Be a Creative Community? @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Is our community a creative community?  What would that mean?  It doesn’t have to mean we have a lot of people around who are poets and artists and who create as individuals.  What does it[...]
Jun
3
Sun
11:00 am Open the Door: Possibility and t...
Open the Door: Possibility and t...
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am
Open the Door: Possibility and the Human Spirit @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
When we honor other people based on the immeasurable idea of worth, rather than on such measures as how they can be useful to us, we create more possibilities for our relationship with the other,[...]
Jun
10
Sun
11:00 am Rosenstrasse: Surviving the Holo...
Rosenstrasse: Surviving the Holo...
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am
Rosenstrasse: Surviving the Holocaust @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker Peter Schaefer will share with us his personal experiences of the Holocaust, with a focus on the Rosenstrasse Demonstration in Nazi Germany, February, 1943. ____________________ June theme: possibility.  What does it mean to be[...]
Jun
17
Sun
11:00 am The Possibility of Liberation
The Possibility of Liberation
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am
The Possibility of Liberation @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrating the ending of slavery in America. Or rather, the announcement of the end of slavery — slavery didn’t actually end with that news.  The historical basis of the celebration[...]

Events Coming Soon

May
28
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 28 @ 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[...]
Jun
4
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 4 @ 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[...]
Jun
11
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
Jun
18
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
Jun
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jul
2
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jul 2 @ 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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