October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Where do we belong?  In a modern city, are people more like nomads, moving often, and without a sense of rootedness where they are? Do we find that sense of rootedness in family history, culture, place of origin? Or do we put down roots adapting to place and culture, or helping to shape the place and culture where we are?  What does “belonging” mean to the urban and suburban dweller?

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Here at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, our springtime is decorated with daffodils and tulips, part of a culture and from a place treasured by Dr. Matthew Ies Spetter, long-time Leader of the Society.  How much do we belong to the land, and how much does the land belong to us?

Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on how we adapt to place and culture, letting them help shape us, and how we shape the place and culture where we are.

Music by Lindsey Wilson.

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for October is Belonging: the basic human need to connect to others, to be part of a group, to be part of something larger than our individual self.


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