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

Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This inter-generational festival of appreciation is led by Remi Gay, a former board officer and long-time member of Brooklyn Ethical who has been granted permission by Native American elders to perform rituals honoring our earth[...]
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
What brings you joy at this time of year or any time of year? We will create mini posters of words, drawings, magazine cutouts, quotes or poems that will remind us of what brings meaning[...]

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

AnneMarie’s Birthday

This past Sunday, Sept 16th, we celebrated the 96th birthday of our eldest member, AnneMarie Mogul, who is forever young at heart and spirit. Below you will find some of the pictures of the day: You can...

Charley Horwitz Platform: Celebrate Activism

CHARLEY HORWITZ PLATFORM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 • 11:00am to 4:00pm at BSEC 53 Prospect Park West • Brooklyn, NY 11215 KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. ROBYN SPENCER The Charley Horwitz Platform celebrates community building through peaceful resolutions, activism, and inclusion....

Renaming Our Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter, which goes out to about 1500 people each week, has been called the "Community Builder." Readers include not just members of the Ethical Culture Society, but also many people in the larger community who want to know about events...

Register now for our Ethics for Children classes!

Come join us at the events below:

Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 18 @ 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[...]
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intergenerational Festival: “Wampanoag.” ​ Led by Remi Gay @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
This inter-generational festival of appreciation is led by Remi Gay, a former board officer and long-time member of Brooklyn Ethical who has been granted permission by Native American elders to perform rituals honoring our earth[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 18 @ 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 1 to 12 years old to explore topics that foster empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of self and others. These include:[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]
No Ethics for Children or Yoga - Holiday Weekend
10:00 am
Please note that due to the holiday weekend, there will be no Ethics for Children classes or Yoga November 11 or 25th.
Thanksgiving Colloquy @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am
Thanksgiving Colloquy @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
What brings you joy at this time of year or any time of year? We will create mini posters of words, drawings, magazine cutouts, quotes or poems that will remind us of what brings meaning[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 2 @ 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[...]
Being Open to the Mysterious @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Being Open to the Mysterious @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Will Rogers once said, “It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”  Richard Feynman said it in different words, “”I think it’s much more interesting to[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 2 @ 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 1 to 12 years old to explore topics that foster empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of self and others. These include:[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]
TeaXchange  – Life Reflection thru the Lens of Tea @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TeaXchange  - Life Reflection thru the Lens of Tea @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
2:00 pm
Boil The Leaf Yes, boil the leaf! Like how we cook medicine in the old time and like how many cultures are still doing. What we are going to discover? Besides workshop on boiling the[...]