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, 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

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...

Pictures from our Refugee Welcome Dinner

Thank you all who helped make our Refuge Welcome Dinner Such a successful event. BSEC members and several organizations and volunteers got together to warmly welcome new friends from all over the world who recently came to make NYC their homes. We are glad you are...

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Colloquy: Welcome Stranger @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Colloquy: Welcome Stranger @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Newcomers, we welcome you and trust that you’ll leave and return as our friends. All people have self-worth everyone is welcome to explore what it means to gladly receive one whose arrival gives honor, encourage[...]
Wrestling with Zionism: A Readers’ Theater @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wrestling with Zionism: A Readers' Theater @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:00 pm
*The venue is partially wheelchair accessible. Access into the building from the Garden can be arranged with prior notice. There’s one step up to the bathroom. Conversations about Israel/Palestine are often charged and challenging. Many[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 1 @ 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[...]
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: Brave Space and Tough Conversations @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
What does it take to have tough conversations where we know that we may have disagreements, make mistakes, be misinterpreted, risk being wounded or cause wounds, not be perfect? What agreements do we need in[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 1 @ 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[...]
Board Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Board Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:30 pm
The monthly board meeting takes place on the first Thursday of each month at the library.
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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[...]