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 28 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Here at the Society for Ethical Culture, we will use this Memorial Day weekend to honor those we’ve lost in our lives who have served in whatever small or large ways to make the world[...]
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Sunday Meetings

May
28
Sun
11:00 am Remembering Well
Remembering Well
May 28 @ 11:00 am
Remembering Well @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Here at the Society for Ethical Culture, we will use this Memorial Day weekend to honor those we’ve lost in our lives who have served in whatever small or large ways to make the world[...]
Jun
4
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Jun 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!
Jun
11
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Jun
18
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Events Coming Soon

May
29
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 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[...]
Jun
1
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics in the World’s Religions
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in the World's Religions @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Thursdays: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29 from 7-9pm — this schedule is changed from the one announced earlier. In a multicultural world, it’s important to recognize that ethics has some universal qualities[...]
Jun
5
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
12
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
13
Tue
7:00 pm Communication for Connection: De...
Communication for Connection: De...
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Communication for Connection: Developing Our Empathy @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Weerapat Kiatdumrong | Dreamstime Stock Photos Tuesdays, June 13 and 20 from 7-9pm In this 2-session workshop, we will increase our capacity for and skill with expressing empathy for others.  Empathy means we understand[...]
Jun
15
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics in the World’s Religions
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in the World's Religions @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Thursdays: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29 from 7-9pm — this schedule is changed from the one announced earlier. In a multicultural world, it’s important to recognize that ethics has some universal qualities[...]

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