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How We Got Here

In the era of the Third Great Awakening when the Free Religious Association was formed around such moral causes as the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage, a 27-year-old reformed Rabbi, Felix Adler, spoke out: “There is a great and crying evil in modern society… It is that narrowness of vision which shuts out the wider vistas of the soul… Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.”

One hundred forty six years after the founding Platform of Ethical Culture, this All-Society Platform will feature members, friends, and guests  from societies across the country who will review the major accomplishments of the ethical movement and share personal reflections about “How We Got Here”. There will be an informal interview of five or six members, followed by breakout groups for additional contributions. The Platform will also highlight a number of musicians in the Ethical Culture movement.

Note that this Sunday meeting begins at 11 am ET, rather than our new usual starting time of 10:30 a.m.

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Contributions to "Sunday Sharing" are shared between RYSEC and this month's sharing partner.  Read more and contribute:

Zoom Info

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Join by phone: Meeting ID: 891 9333 5697


May 15 2022


America/New York
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Online: Zoom only


American Ethical Union


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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