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Sunday Platform – Labor Day Conversation with Leader Richard Koral: “Education”

September 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For Labor Day, Leader Dr. Richard Koral will lead a group discussion. Education is the theme of the month, and NYSEC’s banner outside declares “Education builds Democracy.” As we meet on this Labor Day Weekend, we’ll discuss and explore our connection with education – as learners, as teachers, and as a society benefiting from education. Is our system of education creating the informed citizens that a democracy requires? Is it generating the cadres of workers that industry demands? Is formal education the only road to a secure adulthood? Can education be creatively re-invented by each generation? Let’s share our ideas about what education means for us.

Dr. Richard Koral has been a Leader at the New York Society for Ethical Culture since 2017. Richard holds degrees from New York University and New York Law School, and a Doctor of Ministry in interfaith pastoral counseling from the Hebrew Union College. He is the Leader Consultant to the Social Service Board and numerous committees in the Society. Active with the American Ethical Union, Richard served on its Board as president from 2012 to 2015. He also serves as part-time Leader for the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.

COVID-19 Notice: At this time, only fully-vaccinated Society members are invited to attend in-person. We hope to open up to the public again as soon as possible. Everyone is always welcome to join us online via Zoom!

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Monthly Charity: Ethical NYC Diaper Drive

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 our Videos page and YouTube channel.


September 5, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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