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Sunday Platform Meetings

Ethical Action

Ethical Living

Ethical Education

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

Dec 16 @ 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[...]
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Winter solstice is the longest night of the year. Many religions and faiths honor this time with lights. Come together. Light a candle. Join Rebecca Lurie in this colloquy (participative circle) to reflect and share feelings, needs,[...]

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:

Dec 16 @ 11:00 am
Winter Solstice 2019
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[...]
Winter Solstice – Bring Light @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Solstice - Bring Light @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Winter solstice is the longest night of the year. Many religions and faiths honor this time with lights. Come together. Light a candle. Join Rebecca Lurie in this colloquy (participative circle) to reflect and share feelings, needs,[...]
Kwanzaa: A Colloquy on the Seven Principles @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am
Kwanzaa: A Colloquy on the Seven Principles @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Kwanzaa is a 7-day holiday, December 26 – January 1, originally created in the 1960s by Maulana Karenga as both a humanistic alternative to Christmas, and an explicitly African American holiday. Karenga later evolved his[...]
Ethics Begins With Choice @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ethics Begins With Choice @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
In the 1990s, Brooklyn Ethical and other Ethical Societies identified the Eight Commitments of Ethical Culture under the leadership of Lois Kellerman, then Clergy Leader. © Psychoshadowmaker | Dreamstime Stock Photos The first of the[...]
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  
No Choice But to Choose @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
No Choice But to Choose @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Our Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on an uncomfortable reality of ethics: that we can, as the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius pointed out, commit injustice by doing nothing.  The excuse that “I didn’t[...]
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sundays begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.