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

Coming Soon on Sundays at 11 am

December 17: Winter Solstice Festival “I See the Light in You”

December 24: Colloquy on Kwanzaa Principles

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, we celebrate 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

From Jone Lewis – How you can contribute to platforms

Lots going on right now at BSEC, and we're at the edge of making our platforms even better! Here are some ways you can contribute: 1) MUSIC: The Sunday Committee voted to form a Music Subcommittee to help bring live music including community singing to more platform...

Ethics for Children – First Day of 2017/2018

Dear parents We were so happy to see you all on our first class September 10th! It was exciting to meet so many new friends and to welcome our old friends back to Ethics for Children. Below you will find a short description of our classes and what is coming in the...

Ethics for Children – Lots of news for 2017-2018!

Dear EfC Parents, Taty and Lea here! Hope you are having a wonderful summer.  We are looking forward to fall already! There will be lots of new additions to our kids class this year, such as regular yoga and midfulness classes, permaculture and volunteering and...

Come celebrate New Year's Eve with us!

Come join us at the events below:

Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Hello BSEC Members and Friends, We have launched 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]
Gift Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Gift Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
We will start our second season of a Gift Circle. Some may remember we did this a few years ago and it was loved by many. Bring your gifts, your wants and needs, your gratitude.[...]
Winter Solstice - “I see the light in you.”
11:00 am
There are times we feel like we are in the shadows. And there are times that we realize that even in the shadows we are not alone. In what ways can we remind one another[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 17 @ 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]
Colloquy December 24 @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Colloquy December 24 @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
© Orlando Florin Rosu | Dreamstime.com Yes, we’re open!  Watch this space for news about the Colloquy to be held.
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]
Colloquy December 31 @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Colloquy December 31 @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
© Orlando Florin Rosu | Dreamstime.com Yes, we’re open!  Watch this space for news about the Colloquy to be held.
New Year’s Eve on the Park @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 2:00 am
New Year's Eve on the Park @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve celebration open house at the mansion. View the fireworks from the garden. Enjoy a campfire with mulled cider, homemade Cha Cha Chili, snacks, beer, wine and champagne cocktails. Dancing with DJ Lobotomy[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Jan 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Hello BSEC Members and Friends, We have launched 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]