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

Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
The Charley Horwitz Platform celebrates community building through peaceful resolutions, activism, and inclusion. The annual event is named for the late BSEC president Charley Horwitz. The celebration kicks off at 11am at the Brooklyn Society[...]
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
As human beings, we seek and create sanctuary — places or groups of refuge, belonging, acceptance, meaning.We are, as humans, community-seekers.  What makes a community both meaningful and a safe harbor, and what can we do to[...]

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:

Charley Horwitz Platform @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Charley Horwitz Platform @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
The Charley Horwitz Platform celebrates community building through peaceful resolutions, activism, and inclusion. The annual event is named for the late BSEC president Charley Horwitz. The celebration kicks off at 11am at the Brooklyn Society[...]
Sanctuary: Finding and Making a Safe Harbor @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sanctuary: Finding and Making a Safe Harbor @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
As human beings, we seek and create sanctuary — places or groups of refuge, belonging, acceptance, meaning.We are, as humans, community-seekers.  What makes a community both meaningful and a safe harbor, and what can we do to[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 21 @ 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 4 @ 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 11 @ 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 9 @ 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 23 @ 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[...]