Paths of Courage: Heroes and Saints

As we focus in October on the ethical path of courage, RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will reflect on two of the models or archetypes of living with courage:  heroes and “saints.”  We usually think of a hero as someone who stands out and leads the way, who meets adversity and danger with courage and strength, whether for glory and fame, or for the common good. While “saint” is often used in particular religious contexts, we’ll be considering a more universal sense of those who embody the values in which they believe, people who embody goodness.

In-Person and Zoom

We are hopeful this program can be both in-person and on Zoom, but we may change plans depending on the COVID-19 pandemic risk levels for hospital patients with COVID.

We begin the program promptly at 10:30 am ET, with gathering time from 10:15 both in-person and on Zoom.  We will try to end by noon. In-person social hour begins at noon. You're welcome to bring some food to share during social time. The Zoom room will be open until 12:30 for socializing.

Refrain from attending any in-person meeting if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are testing positive. We recommend vaccinations and boosters (over age 5) and request, but don't require, a mask covering mouth and nose when inside.  Please respect the needs of others and yourself for social distance (air hugs and air handshakes unless you KNOW the other person is comfortable otherwise). We ask that you sanitize your hands, especially before handling any shared food or drink, and try to bring individual servings (or use the provided 3 oz cups to divide what you bring) if you're bringing food to share, to minimize food handling.

Ethics for Children: Our in-person children's program has resumed as of September, 2022 (also subject to checking COVID-19 hospitalization levels).

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Oct 02 2022


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  • 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:

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