Sunday Platform Meetings

Ethical Education

Ethical Action

Ethical Living

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture seeks to be an inclusive community focused on social justice and personal growth. 

Who We Are

We are an inclusive humanist community that focuses on both social justice and personal growth.  Values and action are more important to us than what we each believe or don’t believe.  Human worth and human connection are key values we hold precious.  As a community, wecelebrate and mourn together, supporting and challenging each other in our humanness.  We are also part of a larger network of Ethical Societies in North America.

What We Do

We meet on Sundays to reflect on ethical living, get inspired to action, and to connect with each other person to person. We have many other opportunities to learn together, for example to understand racism, to practice compassionate communication, or to learn permaculture or mindfulness practices. We also promote action, for example marching  together for climate justice with thousands of others, cooperating with other organizations on peace or anti-racism, and aiding members in their own activism with ideas, tools, and a supportive community.

How to Join

If you think this is a community you might like to be part of, check us out on a Sunday or at other events for a few times, including in the informal conversations that are an important part of our community life. Explore a few activities that feed your human spirit.  Make a few friends!  You can subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to find out what’s happening.  Membership is open to anyone who’s visited a few times, is willing to make a commitment to helping the Society and its programs continue into the future, and is in general agreement with our principles and values.

From our blog

Pictures from Families Celebrate Africa – A MLK Event

We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr's Day celebrating our community's diversity and talents. More than ever, it was a good time to honor the cultural richness of our country and the power of peaceful action. A huge thanks to all who helped make this event so...

Members’ Meeting – January 29th, 2017

Dear Members, We are looking forward to our next Members' Meeting, January 29th, 1-3PM. We will have a slightly abbreviated platform and luncheon that morning. As many of us have expressed, at this time, we are all called to action. As members of Ethical Culture we...

Our Winter Solstice Celebration 2016

In times of darkness, we celebrate the Winter Solstice together to welcome the return of the light. Our inter-generational event focused on ancient South American civilizations and how they honored the sun. DuPree led the musical part of the event and the children...

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Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Permaculture Series- Get Cultured: Kombucha and Yogurt Making @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
Food fermentation is an ancient practice that humans have performed for centuries, for preservation, health, and taste. Connect to this tradition and learn how to easily make kombucha and yogurt at home. Kombucha is sugar-sweetened[...]
Care for the Soul @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Care for the Soul @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
Now more than ever we need to take time out to stop and reflect on our health both mind and body. We will gather in a circle as a community to listen and speak from[...]
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Platform Meeting - Economic Democracy: Transformational Impact in Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
The long known principle of cooperation as a path to liberation was articulated by W. E. B. DeBois in a piece he wrote in 1907. Honoring his life and connecting his work to present day[...]
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
We are a group of writers of all levels and disciplines dedicated to promoting the art and craft of writing. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month from 1:00 PM to[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Lucy’s Children is a community effort to examine the fiction of Race in order to address the fact of Racism. Our plan is to provide information, opportunities and events that can help us come together[...]
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Platform Meeting - Feminist Freethinkers: Radical Rebels @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
While feminism and freethought are separate causes, there is significant overlap. The feminist movement has sometimes marginalized freethinkers “for the good of the cause,” and feminism hasn’t always been welcomed with open arms within freethought[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 5 @ 11:01 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
11:01 am
Our Ethics for Children program provides a fun, focused learning environment for kids to explore topics that foster empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of self and others. These include: our relationship to the natural[...]
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:00 pm
In troubled times, many are asking how their voices can be heard and how they can make a difference.  On these Wednesdays we’ll bring together those who are working to help people “up their activism.”[...]