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

Sep 24 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
September 21 is International Peace Day, and Yom Kippur is coming up following this Sunday. Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will offer some thoughts on the need to go beyond simplistic views of peace, to ones[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Human organ transplant bag and stethoscope Glenda Daggert and Ira Copperman will present their personal story of organ transplantation, their lives before and after transplant. Glenda received a transplant in June, 1999; since then she has[...]
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
© Spaceheater | Dreamstime Stock Photos What does it mean to be a community of courage? What does it mean to be a person of courage? Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will consider what it means[...]
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!

Sunday Meetings

Sep
24
Sun
11:00 am On Not Forgetting: Welcoming Repair
On Not Forgetting: Welcoming Repair
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
On Not Forgetting: Welcoming Repair @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
September 21 is International Peace Day, and Yom Kippur is coming up following this Sunday. Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will offer some thoughts on the need to go beyond simplistic views of peace, to ones[...]
Oct
1
Sun
11:00 am Life Before and After an Organ T...
Life Before and After an Organ T...
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am
Life Before and After an Organ Transplant @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Human organ transplant bag and stethoscope Glenda Daggert and Ira Copperman will present their personal story of organ transplantation, their lives before and after transplant. Glenda received a transplant in June, 1999; since then she has[...]
Oct
8
Sun
11:00 am Brave Space and Tough Conversations
Brave Space and Tough Conversations
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am
Brave Space and Tough Conversations @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Spaceheater | Dreamstime Stock Photos What does it mean to be a community of courage? What does it mean to be a person of courage? Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will consider what it means[...]
Oct
15
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Oct 15 @ 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

Sep
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Sep 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[...]
Oct
2
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Oct 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[...]
Oct
9
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Oct
16
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Oct 16 @ 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[...]
Oct
23
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Oct
30
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Oct 30 @ 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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