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Sunday Platform – James Croft: “Learning to be Joyful”
July 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
It’s tempting to think that joy is something that happens to us: an emotion that infects us at special moments, but not something we can actively pursue. In this Platform, James Croft suggests that this is not the whole story: we can learn to live life more joyfully, and take more control of our emotions.
Dr. James Croft is the Outreach Director at the Ethical Society of St. Louis – one of the largest Humanist congregations in the world. A graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities, James is an in-demand public speaker, an engaging teacher, and a passionate activist for human rights. James was raised on William Shakespeare, Carl Sagan and Star Trek, and lives in St. Louis with his fabulous drag queen husband Kolten.
Shared Charity: Encampment for Citizenship
Presider: Steve Serling
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.