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 n 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, 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

Jul 22 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
We’re delighted to have a return visit from one of the Society’s favorite guest Ethical Culture Leaders, Dr. Joseph Chuman. © Alexmax | Dreamstime Stock Photos The United States is experiencing a dangerous rise of[...]
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
The Newburgh 4 trial was on the front page of every newspaper in 2009, outlining the steps of how four young African American men ended up participating in a terror plot to blow up a[...]
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Consider how music often motivates us to move — and has often been used in social justice work to communicate and motivate in ways that simple words and speeches do not. Join us for a[...]
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space! 11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we[...]
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space! 11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we[...]
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
© Sergey Khakimullin | Dreamstime Stock Photos If inflation occurred at a constant rate through the life of the universe, that same spot is 46 billion light-years away today, making the diameter of the observable universe a[...]

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