April 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road
NY 10471
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On this Sunday of both Passover and Easter, and a month in which Earth Day falls and also the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, we will have two parts to our morning:

First, a child-friendly intergenerational community time.  (Hint: put an image of an egg, or an actual egg, somewhere in view of your video if you’re participating in the Zoom event.)   All ages are welcome.

purple flowers in the desert

Second, for adults, a colloquy with a focus on “desert spring” — the experience of liberation longed for or achieved even when conditions are not the best.  Easter is a story of hope for the future, Passover a story about a past wandering in search of a better future.  The human core: even in the midst of uncertainty, in the desert, in failure of a mission, we carry inside of us a spring, a future.

Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will guide the colloquy.  This is a format where we listen deeply to each other, without offering advice, debate, or argument, and where the wisdom of each is welcomed. Come join us in pondering the human longing for spring and liberation.

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.

Image: © mariekazalia | Adobe

Our Ethics Matters theme for April is Liberation: the practice of freeing ourselves and others from internal and external limits.

Topic: Sunday Platform Meeting: Liberation Ethics
Time: Apr 5, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

How to Participate

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all sessions are via Zoom.  You can participate via video if you have an Android or iOS (iPhone, iPad) device,  or a Windows or Mac computer, and an internet connection.  If you don’t have one of those, you can call on the telephone and hear and be heard.

On Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

  • Join Zoom Meeting: click on this link or start your app and enter the Meeting ID: 718 548 4445
  • First time:  Download Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android / Download Zoom Client for Meetings
  • Black bar with pictures of microphone (labeled Mute) and camera (labeled Stop Video) plus two arrowsVideo: We can see you if you have a camera in your phone or laptop and have it turned on.  If you’re using a phone, the experience is better if you turn your phone horizontally and place it on some books or other surface to point it at your face.  If you get a message that your internet connection is unstable, you may want to try STOP VIDEO.  Also stop video, please, if there is distracting activity at your location.
  • Sound: If you’re using a desktop or laptop, after you log in, you can choose your computer microphone or the option of using your phone for sound (phone audio). Click the arrow next to the microphone (“Mute”) at the bottom of your screen if you aren’t automatically offered the choice.
    • If you choose phone audio, phone numbers will be offered, along with the Meeting and Participant IDs you will be prompted to enter after you make the call.
    • If you’re using computer audio, be sure your microphone is plugged in, turned on, and selected, if it is not automatically on.

On Telephone Only

  • Dial a number from the list below and, when prompted, enter Meeting ID: 718 548 4445
  • You’ll be asked to identify yourself, so we know who is participating.
  • Suggested call-in numbers:
    +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    +1 253 215 8782 US
    +1 301 715 8592 US
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
  • For other locations, find your number here: https://zoom.us/u/abfkzcdS8S

We look forward to seeing you!

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