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

f 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

EFC Update Sept 23, 2016

Hello parents and friends! We are getting excited about this last Sunday of the month before we open registration and delve more deeply into our group classes and projects in October! DUPREE VISITS LIVING/EVOLVING ETHICS THIS WEEK! This week our Living Ethics (8-12)...

Police and Violence: July, 2016

A message from Jone Johnson Lewis, Interim Clergy Leader of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (www.bsec.org), with thoughtful input from many members and friends of the Brooklyn Society. In the wake of very public and senseless loss of life this past week, we...

Come join us at the events below:

Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
A Platform Meeting: Feeling the Pain @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Platform Meeting: Feeling the Pain @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House
11:00 am
Healing can only begin when we accept that there has been hurt or injury. When we deny our pain, we also avoid healing, repair, and reconciliation.  It’s true in our personal lives, and it’s also[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
11:00 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[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Oct 7 @ 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[...]
Newcomer’s Supper @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
If you’ve been wondering about this Society and community, this is an opportunity to learn more, share your own hopes for connection, and get to know some of the people at BSEC.  RSVP below. Click[...]
Colloquy: Addressing Race @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am
Colloquy: Addressing Race @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House
11:00 am
Participatory Reflection on Past and Future of Americans Addressing RACE . This Colloquy invites reflection and consensus building on the question of what ways morally responsible people can and should address our nation’s past and[...]
Garden Project and Gardening Gatherings @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Garden Project and Gardening Gatherings @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
1:00 pm
Our Garden is receiving attention and you can join the effort! The Permaculture Design class are working on ideas for our grounds.  Gardening Gatherings will begin as routine efforts to get some of us to[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Oct 14 @ 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[...]