Calendar

Dec
4
Sun
Ethics for Children Class
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

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 world, the diversity of world religions and philosophies, social justice and action, and peaceful problem solving.

The goal of Ethics for Children is to provide children with skills and knowledge to help them make ethical choices and learn to respect the inherent worth of every human being. We do not impose a fixed set of values or beliefs. Rather, we encourage children to respect and learn about themselves and their environment and to examine how their own ideas and actions impact the greater world.

Visit our Ethical Education section to learn more

Presence and Wonder
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am
Presence and Wonder

Instead of buying into the idea that “stuff” will make us and our children happy, we can look to bringing more wonder into our personal and family lives. What would it mean if we focused more on “presence” than on “presents”?  Maybe the greatest gift is to notice the gifts that are all around us? Talk by BSEC Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis, and live music by DuPree and Barry Kornhauser.

 

Dec
9
Fri
Lucy’s Children Meeting
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States

Lucy’s Children is 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 can help us come together as a society to end racism. We meet to plan our efforts, to learn together, and to share resources and related experiences.

Members of Brooklyn Ethical and their guests are welcome to join us.

All members of BSEC and their personal guests are welcome at the learning sessions of Lucy’s Children. Non-members are welcome to observe business meetings without direct participation. We are a volunteer membership group convening to be a catalyst for conversations at BSEC as well as in the outside world on Ending Systemic Racism and White Supremacy. We seek to engage in conversations, develop programs, promote personal development, and deepen our interpersonal connections. We seek to learn from our individual and shared experiences and engage in advocacy on racial issues in the wider world.

Why Lucy’s Children?  Lucy was discovered in 1974 by paleontologists in Ethiopia. At that time she was the earliest known ancestor of the human species. This is why we call our group Lucy’s children.

Dec
11
Sun
Conflict Is Not Abuse
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am
Conflict Is Not Abuse

Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

Guest speaker Sarah Schulman will be speaking about her new book Conflict Is Not Abuse. From intimate relationships to geopolitics, Schulman posits that abdication of our responsibility to acknowledge our participation in Conflict enhances the power of the State.

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, and AIDS Historian. Her 18 books include her recent novel The Cosmopolitans, which the New York Times called “voluptuous” and Kirkus called “a modern classic.” Sarah is on the Advisory Board of Jewish Voice for Peace, and is the Faculty Advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine. She is the co-founder of the ACT UP Oral History Project, (www.actuporalhistory.org) and her films include United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, co-produced with Jim Hubbard.

Ethics for Children Class
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

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 world, the diversity of world religions and philosophies, social justice and action, and peaceful problem solving.

The goal of Ethics for Children is to provide children with skills and knowledge to help them make ethical choices and learn to respect the inherent worth of every human being. We do not impose a fixed set of values or beliefs. Rather, we encourage children to respect and learn about themselves and their environment and to examine how their own ideas and actions impact the greater world.

Visit our Ethical Education section to learn more

Brooklyn Society Writers
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

We are a group of writers of all levels and disciplines dedicated to promoting the art and craft of writing.
Join us on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Our meetings start with a quick writing prompt to get us writing together. The remaining time is devoted to listening and reviewing drafts and pieces from fellow writers. We share work that is anywhere from rough drafts to those that are polished to perfection. On occasions, we also invite published authors to read and share their experiences with the group. To receive additional information or to receive reminder announcements, location changes or cancellations contact Kim Brandon at kimbrandon@optonline.net . Members and non-members of BSEC are welcome. We meet in the second floor library.

Garden Project and Gardening Gatherings
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Garden Project and Gardening Gatherings @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Our Garden is receiving attention and you can join the effort! The Permaculture Design class are working on ideas for our grounds.  Gardening Gatherings will begin as routine efforts to get some of us to roll up sleeves and garden together. Permaculture students will help convene and lead. There will be gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month through the season at 1:00. (Not to compete with the Society Writers who meet at the same time, but to offer more shared activities at that time slot.) Children are most welcome!!.
The Gardening Gathering team

Dec
16
Fri
Lucy’s Children Meeting
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States

Lucy’s Children is 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 can help us come together as a society to end racism. We meet to plan our efforts, to learn together, and to share resources and related experiences.

Members of Brooklyn Ethical and their guests are welcome to join us.

All members of BSEC and their personal guests are welcome at the learning sessions of Lucy’s Children. Non-members are welcome to observe business meetings without direct participation. We are a volunteer membership group convening to be a catalyst for conversations at BSEC as well as in the outside world on Ending Systemic Racism and White Supremacy. We seek to engage in conversations, develop programs, promote personal development, and deepen our interpersonal connections. We seek to learn from our individual and shared experiences and engage in advocacy on racial issues in the wider world.

Why Lucy’s Children?  Lucy was discovered in 1974 by paleontologists in Ethiopia. At that time she was the earliest known ancestor of the human species. This is why we call our group Lucy’s children.

Dec
18
Sun
Ethics for Children Class
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

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 world, the diversity of world religions and philosophies, social justice and action, and peaceful problem solving.

The goal of Ethics for Children is to provide children with skills and knowledge to help them make ethical choices and learn to respect the inherent worth of every human being. We do not impose a fixed set of values or beliefs. Rather, we encourage children to respect and learn about themselves and their environment and to examine how their own ideas and actions impact the greater world.

Visit our Ethical Education section to learn more