Revolutionary Love Conference: An Invitation

The RYSEC board and Leader encourage you to attend a multicultural and interfaith conference called “Revolutionary Love: The Courage to Imagine” hosted by Middle Collegiate Church, a racially diverse Manhattan congregation dedicated to social justice....

Ethical Relationships

~ Jone Johnson Lewis I’ve been looking over pieces I wrote near the beginning of my Leadership career.  I often come across things where I’ve changed my mind substantially.  And I often come across things where I am surprised by the insights I had! Some...

March 2021 Sunday Sharing

Donations to RYSEC for Sunday Programs in March 2021 will be shared (50%) with the National Domestic Workers Alliance Every day, close to 2.5 million nannies, house cleaners, and care workers do the work of caring for our families. But they don’t have the basic...

Black History Month 2021

~ Jone Johnson Lewis I’ve been part of several antiracism and racial justice book groups over the past years, and have read a lot on my own, as well, especially since taking a course in African American history in college.  That course was the first time I...

August 20, 1619: Still Important

The New York Times still has online an incredible series titled 1619, which suggests that we have for too long paid attention just to the English-speaking men and a few women who came from over the seas to settle.  Well, not really about their settlement, either, if...

Community’s Challenges

Being in community — especially a community committed to inclusion and diversity — can sometimes be challenging.  Henri Nouwen, a spiritual teacher and activist, once wrote that community is “the place where the person you least want to live with always lives.”

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