September 15, 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.

Climate change — which Rabbi Arthur Waskow calls “global scorching” — is not an abstract scientific prediction, it is a reality impacting human lives and human rights.  Climate change is a human problem.  John Dietrich, as a founder of American humanism, defined humanism as “human responsibility for human problems.”  How do we take responsibility for climate justice in the face of our changing climate?

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Our expectations of the future will shape our actions.  Cultural differences, including the different expectations of younger generations who will most heavily bear the consequences of inaction, influence how people approach the climate crisis.  Do we have an optimistic or pessimistic view, and how do those influence the capacity of humanity to act?

Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on the complicated connection of expectation and action, of personal change and social justice, as the world focuses on climate action this week.

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

Music by Lindsey Wilson.

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!  

September's monthly theme is expectation. Words against skyline, farmland with rising sun.

Our Ethics Matters theme for September is Expectation: what we think about the future can shape what we do in our lives, our relationships, the world. 

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