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Sunday Platform – “Humanism Across the Atlantic: Looking for Common Ground” with Dutch Humanists

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Leader Anne Klaeysen to welcome Dutch Humanists to Ethical NYC. Following a two-day symposium here at the Society, to which members and visitors are invited, faculty from the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, Netherlands will share the ways in which they teach and practice Humanism. Panelists include:

Joachim Duyndam, Professor of humanism and philosophy

Anja Machielse, Professor in “Empowerment of vulnerable elderly’”

Peter Derkx, Professor of Humanism and Ideology, Project Good Aging

Marieke van den Doel, Assistant Professor of The History of Humanism

The University of Humanistic Studies is devoted to high-quality scientific research and education on the basis of its humanist inspiration, and thereby contributes to a humane and sustainable society in which all people can lead a meaningful life. Since its establishment in 1989, the university has been active in carrying out academic research relating to social, ethical, and worldview-related issues. It also supports the practical application of the knowledge acquired as a result of this research, and educates creative and critical professionals who actively participate in social debates.

This week’s shared charity, the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC), founded by the New York Society for Ethical Culture, conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations. It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action.

Presider: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

FREE and open to the public.

Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest.  Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day.  While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public.  Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.

To view previous Sunday Platform addresses and interviews, visit the Ethical NYC YouTube channel.


September 8, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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