Watch Past Sunday Programs

Our Sunday platform meetings often feature a speaker or special program.  Check here for a few past platform talks at the Society for Ethical Culture, in audio or video.

Also on this site: upcoming platform programs

Sep. 12, 2021: Seeing in the Dark (Jone Johnson Lewis)

August 22, 2021: Our Commitment to Reltionship (Jone Johnson Lewis)

July 18, 2021: Our Commitment to Human Worth (Jone Johnson Lewis)

June 20, 2021: From the Mouths of Babes (Chip James)

June 6, 2021: Accountability and Antiracism (Tamir Novotny & Kristell Caballero Saucedo)

May 9, 2021: Telling the Story of This Time (Jone Johnson Lewis)

May 2, 2021: What Story Do We Choose (Jone Johnson Lewis)


Mar. 21, 2021: Refusing to Be Silenced (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Mar. 7, 2021: Saying YES and Saying NO (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Feb. 28, 2021: Granfalloons and Pseudo-Community (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Feb. 21, 2021: An Anti Racist Voice From the Past (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Feb. 14, 2021: What's Love Got To Do With It? (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Feb. 7, 2021: Building Beloved Community (Jé Hooper)

Jan. 31, 2021: Replacing Magical Thinking with Rational Discourse (AEU Platform)
Below is a video of the platform hosted by the American Ethical Union (AEU), featuring three speakers (in order of appearance): Jone Johnson Lewis, Dr. David Sprintzen, and Christian Hayden. Here is the text of Jone Johnson Lewis’s platform address, “Democracy and Reason“. If you’d like, you can also view the complete program.

Jan. 24, 2021: Will We Walk Through the Portal? (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Jan. 17, 2021: Freeing Our Imaginations (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Jan. 10, 2021: Indigenizing Environmental Justice (Dina Gilio-Whitaker)

Read the post-platform Q & A document (PDF)
Dec. 13, 2020: Creating Space For Justice (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Dec. 6, 2020: Moving On by Letting Go (Jone Johnson Lewis)

November 15, 2020: Understand 'Defund the Police' (Alex S. Vitale, guest speaker) -- Talk and Q&A session


Aug. 2 2020: The Lost Cause Unpacking a Myth that Pervades Our Culture (Jone Johnson Lewis)

July 22, 2018: Ethical Heroes, The Goldmark Sisters (Jone Johnson Lewis)

May 17/19, 2020: Is There a Tipping Point? (Jone Johnson Lewis)

May 10, 2020: Are You My Mother? (Jé Exodus Hooper)

May 3, 2020: On the Threshold (Jone Johnson Lewis)

April 26, 2020 Liberation and Responsibility (Jone Johnson Lewis)

April 19, 2020: Fragility of Life (Hugh Taft-Morales)

April 5, 2020: Liberation Ethics (Jone Johnson Lewis)

March 22, 2020: Climate Change Action (Jessica Haller)
Apologies that we missed the first few minutes of the talk in this recording.

March 8, 2020: Reclaiming Our Stories (Ginan Rauf)

March 1, 2020: 2020 Vision: Wisdom from 100 Years of Woman Suffrage (Jone Johnson Lewis)

February 23, 2020: Gender Equity Needed Right Now (Bruce Knotts)

February 16, 2020: How Resilience Works (Jone Johnson Lewis)

February 2, 2020: The Elusive Right to Vote (Jone Johnson Lewis)

January 19, 2020: Holy Humanism! (Jone Johnson Lewis)

January 5, 2020: The Practice of Integrity (Jone Johnson Lewis)

December 8, 2019: Awe and Reverence (Jone Johnson Lewis)

November 10, 2019: Can I Be Black and Humanist? (Christian Hayden)

November 17, 2019: In the Middle of Things, Begin (Eileen Brilliant)

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October 27, 2019: Faitheist: Finding Our Common Humanity (Chris Stedman)

October 20, 2019: Ethical Living in the Face of Death (Dr. Jorge Piña and Karina Rieke)
September 22, 2019: What Does Justice Expect of Us? (Jone Johnson Lewis)

September 22, 2019: Banner Ceremony (with DuPree singing)
September 15, 2019: The Climate of Change (Jone Johnson Lewis)

Some older programs

The Problem With Apologies (Jone Lewis)
October 16, 2016: The Problem With Apologies
Jone Johnson Lewis: first RYSEC talk
A talk by Jone Johnson Lewis: this talk was Jone’s first at the Society since starting as our Leader in March 2015.
Surviving Evil: The Holocaust and Stephan H. Lewy
Surviving Evil: The Holocaust through the story of Stephan H. Lewy.

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