How Do We Create a More Ethical World?

“The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action. The future calls upon us to prepare its way.” – Felix Adler

We live in a time when compassion, human decency, ethical behavior, and social justice seem elusive. The first Ethical Culture Society was founded on May 15, 1876, to offer people a place and a platform to discuss and work for a more ethical world. Today, some of the issues we face may be different, but the need for this dialogue and work remains the same.

We celebrate Founder’s Day in honor of this May 15 anniversary. This Sunday, we’ll hear some about the beginnings of the Ethical Culture movement and its ideals. We’ll also share some of the ways we’re still working to create more ethical relationships and a more humane world. Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about Ethical Culture or to share what the movement means to your ethical development.


May theme: creativity. What does it mean to be a person of creativity? What does it mean to be a community of creativity?

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!

Music by Lindsey Wilson.


May 13 2018


America/New York
11:00 am
Meeting House


Meeting House
4450 Fieldston Road, The Bronx, NY 10471


  • Jone Johnson Lewis
    Jone Johnson Lewis

    Jone Johnson Lewis serves the Society as Leader (clergyperson). She has been an Ethical Culture Leader since 1991, and has been at Riverdale-Yonkers since 2015. She speaks at the Society once or twice a month, bringing together current issues, personal challenges, and ethical ideas.


The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is located near the Fieldston Ethical Culture School campus in the Bronx. Click for a map to find directions:

Directions to the Ethical Society

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