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

Nov 25 @ 11:00 am
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
J.R. Becker is the author of the bestselling Annabelle & Aiden children’s book series on science and skepticism. Join us for a reading of one of his books for all ages, followed by a talk for[...]
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Will Rogers once said, “It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”  Richard Feynman said it in different words, “”I think it’s much more interesting to[...]
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Join us for winter songs, a story about festivals around the world, a holiday-themed activity, and a potluck lunch!  Most cultures and religions celebrate some kind of “festival of lights” at this time of year.[...]
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]

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