Pictures from our Refugee Welcome Dinner

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 here, and our doors are always open to you!


Pictures from Charley Horwitz Event

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success. Below you will find some images from this inspiring day.

Future of Ethical Societies (FES) in Asheville, North Carolina May 26-29

Dear AEU Members and Friends

Future of Ethical Societies (FES), the young members of the Ethical Culture Movement, are preparing a fantastic conference in Asheville, North Carolina May 26-29 and fun activities at the AEU Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland June 8-11.

Join young Ethical Humanists in North Carolina this Memorial Day Weekend for the 14th annual Future of Ethical Societies (FES) Conference! FESXIV Flier JPG & PDF. Conference fee of $50-85 covers meals, activities, materials, and housing*. Register by May 6th to avoid late fees. Schedule below (subject to change):

  • Friday, May 26 – Gather at Rich Wasch’s house (address will be provided to attendees) for dinner, games, and introductions.
  • Saturday, May 27 – Workshops on Intentional Share Activity, Movement and Dialogue, and Social Justice Through Relationships. Service Project 1-5pm TBA. Night out in Asheville.
  • Sunday, May 28 – Platform talk & BBQ lunch at Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville and FES Business meeting.
  • Monday, May 29 (optional) – Socializing and goodbyes.

To learn more and register, please visit:


FES members are:

  • 18-35 years old,
  • Dedicated to ethical humanist values and social justice, and
  • Supportive of FES and Ethical Culture with 3+ hours of service annually.

FES members will:

  • Meet, connect, and network with other young adults working to create a humane and sustainable world, forming a safe and supportive community in person and online
  • Share, learn, and collaborate in our active Facebook and Google Group for members
  • Receive discounted rates to attend FES and AEU events
  • Gain a voice (and possible formal roles) in FES, AEU, and IHEYO

If you are interested in joining FES and you fit the above requirements, please fill out our FES Membership Form.
If you know others who might be interested in FES (i.e. family, friends, Society visitors), please share FES with them.
If you want to support FES, you can click here to donate to FES.
If you have any questions, email us at
Thank you!
FES Officers:
Emily Newman, Doug Miller, Christian Hayden, Favio Apollon, Thomas Allen

BSEC’s Accessibility Auction


“Creating an environment that can be used by all people,
regardless of their age, size, disability or ability.”

—Center for Excellence in Universal Design

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is an inclusive humanist community that is dedicated to social justice, community engagement and personal growth.  We steward a piece of land at 53 Prospect Park West where we strive to practice these values.  Human worth and human connection are key values we hold precious.  As a community, we celebrate and grieve together, supporting and challenging each other in our humanness.  Our historic building serves as a welcoming place for many from our Brooklyn community to come for celebrations, meetings, learning; interaction and enlightenment of all kinds.

To continue in our role as a hub for festivities, personal growth and social action, for EVERYONE in our community, we have committed to building a ramp to our main floor and garden. We want the design of our building and landscape to match our values and say:  ALL ARE WELCOME of WHATEVER AGE, KIND OF BODY, or ABILITY

In an effort to raise awareness and resources for this exciting and important project we are organizing a Live and Virtual Auction and are asking you, in our broader community to consider taking part. A benefit you might consider is that your business will be listed on our Auction Site offering you a great deal of exposure since we will be blasting the Auction on social media and neighborhood lists that reach thousands of people, as well as BSEC’s Community Builder.

You can support BSEC’s Capital Campaign through a tax-deductible
donation of any of the following:

  • Gift Certificates
  • Products/Merchandise
  • Purchasing Journal Ads

We thank our friends and neighbors joining us with support and enthusiasm to help bring this to reality!

To donate services or goods to our accessibility auction, please CLICK HERE
To make financial donations only, please CLICK HERE 

And please help us spread the word. You can use the “Share this” buttons below to share this form on your Social media or email it to friends. If you prefer a PDF of this document, please download it by clicking HERE