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.

Coming Soon on Sundays at 11 am

April 29:  Being a Change Agent with Heart: how our compassion can emerge for the long haul of a lifetime

May 6: Creation Stories and Creativity

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

Thank you for coming to Families Celebrate Africa (and pictures)

This past Monday, January 15th, 2018, we gathered with hundreds of families to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Together we sang, danced, heard stories about those who have dedicated their lives to the fight for human and civil rights and...

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...

Register now for our Ethics for Children classes!

Come join us at the events below:

Being a Change Agent with Heart @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Being a Change Agent with Heart @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
How our compassion can emerge for the long haul of a lifetime. Lucia Gomez is an apprentice with Universal Partnership and an organizer with the Laborers Union. She cultivates her capacity to approach her activism[...]
“Creation Stories and Creativity” @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Creation Stories and Creativity" @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Different cultures have very different myths about the creation of the universe and humanity, from Genesis and even earlier stories, through the Big Bang.  These stories help shape the way we think and feel about[...]
“What Does It Mean to Be a Creative Community?” @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
"What Does It Mean to Be a Creative Community?" @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Is our community a creative community?  What would that mean?  Sure, we have a lot of people around who are poets and artists and who create as individuals.  But what does it mean to be[...]
“Member Passions” @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Member Passions" @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Come share a passion of yours with us. e.g,  sing a song, show your art work, read a poem, play something on your musical instrument; tell us about a work project that you are passionate[...]
“Creativity” @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Creativity" @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Creativity: Sarah Zahnstecher, an artist and experienced art therapist, will lead a participative program exploring creativity. (Colloquy provides opportunities for each of us to reflect on our own lives in relationship to the topic and[...]