Sunday Meetings

Jul
28
Sun
11:00 am What Forgiveness Looks Like
What Forgiveness Looks Like
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am
What Forgiveness Looks Like @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
What Forgiveness Looks Like is a multi-disciplinary art show that includes dance, song and spoken word with an amazing variety of artists. Presenter Simba Sandra Yangala was inspired by four children who live in the[...]
Aug
4
Sun
11:00 am Identity: Inside and Outside
Identity: Inside and Outside
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am
Identity: Inside and Outside @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
How do we think about ourselves?  What are the characteristics that define us?  How are we viewed by others?  Using both writing and collage we will explore these questions.  Identity politics, morality, and personality, may[...]
Aug
11
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space! 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[...]
Aug
18
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space! 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[...]

Learning & Community

Jul
25
Thu
7:00 pm Book Discussion: Stamped From th...
Book Discussion: Stamped From th...
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Discussion: Stamped From the Beginning @ Meeting House | New York | United States
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Author: Ibram X. Kendi https://amzn.to/2VNUcif If you want to oppose racism in today’s America, you’ll want to understand how anti-black racist ideas developed and[...]
Aug
1
Thu
12:00 pm Lunch With the Leader: Fallibility
Lunch With the Leader: Fallibility
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch With the Leader: Fallibility @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”[...]
Aug
11
Sun
3:00 pm Coffee House @Ethical
Coffee House @Ethical
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Coffee House @Ethical @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month.  Please join us! $15 at the door, includes a cup of hot or, in season, iced coffee. [...]
Aug
15
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics on Tap
Ethics on Tap
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics on Tap @ An Beal Bocht | New York | United States
Free-ranging casual discussion of ethical issues that are alive for you, and an opportunity to meet and interact with others interested in ethical issues.  Join us and, if you like, have something to drink and/or[...]

Issues & Service

Jul
25
Thu
7:00 pm Book Discussion: Stamped From th...
Book Discussion: Stamped From th...
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Discussion: Stamped From the Beginning @ Meeting House | New York | United States
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Author: Ibram X. Kendi https://amzn.to/2VNUcif If you want to oppose racism in today’s America, you’ll want to understand how anti-black racist ideas developed and[...]

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The Good Life: Finding Ethical Community

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Carl Sagan on Mystery

Carl Sagan on Mystery

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Snow Days!

Snow Days!

Yes, we are in New York, so sometimes we close for inclement weather, including new snow.  We'd like our members and friends and speakers to be safe!  Obviously, if the weather's bad enough that we don't have electricity or internet connection, we may not be able to...

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A Guide to Calling Your Representatives

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Ethics in Action: Values to Action

Ethics in Action: Values to Action

If you want to "step up" your commitment and action, sometimes it helps to step back first and reflect.  Taking time to reconnect with your values when making ethical choices is one of the sources of strength if you want to "commit ethical action" more often and more...

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Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Ethics in Action: Money and Time

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Ethics in Action: What Can I Do Right Now?

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