Calendar

Jun
25
Sun
Ethics for Children Class
Jun 25 @ 11:01 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

EFC – Coming of Age Ceremony
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

You are invited to join us to honor and celebrate our EFC graduates at our 2017 Coming of Age Ceremony.
Graduates will present independent projects they have been working on this year

Jahi Bandele
Ethics in Hip Hop

Lochlan Brooks
America Can’t Be Like This: Homelessness and Hunger in New York

Zane Devlin
Endangered Animals

Tyler Hampton
Refugees Are Humans Too

C.C. Servon
Feminism and Punk Rock

Luncheon from 12-1 and cake and refreshments after the ceremony.
Presided by Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis.
Music performed by DuPree and Barry Kornhauser.

Please note: Due to the nature of the topics presented childcare will be provided for children 10 and under.

 

Brooklyn Society Writers
Jun 25 @ 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.

Jul
7
Fri
Lucy’s Children Meeting
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
9
Sun
Building the Beloved Community
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Building the Beloved Community @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

What would our world be like if we — individuals and groups — could relate to each other with compassion, respecting the worth and dignity of all, recognize our interconnectedness?  Instead, too often we live in a world of divisions, suspicions, and fear.  The phrase has been used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others to envision an equitable multiracial world.

Sociologists define a multiracial congregation as one in which no more than 80% of the members are of one identified racial group.  Only 5-7% of Christian congregations in the United States are multiracial even by this minimal definition. Being truly multiracial as a community or world involves more, though, than just who is in the room

Interim Leader Jone Johnson Lewis remembers when beloved community was defined as “when race and class unite.”  But it’s more than just race or class now: gender, sexuality, sexual identity, citizenship status, ethnicity, ability, belief, and more. And the intersections between/among those identities.

What does it take to build authentic “beloved community” both within this precious Ethical Culture community but also in the wider world?  How do we — each of us — need to change in order to move closer to that vision?

Jul
14
Fri
Lucy’s Children Meeting
Jul 14 @ 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.

Jul
16
Sun
Countering Burnout
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Countering Burnout @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

It’s not a sprint, it’s not even a marathon, it’s a relay race. Member Kim Brandon will lead us in a program to improve our ability to identify and counter burnout in a world where the threats to peaceful, compassionate community are increasing, and the need for vigilance and activism can leave us struggling to find energy and hope. Living with multiple, chronic stressors can leave us drained. How do we find the energy to keep countering the threats we experience to our own well-being and the threats we see to the well-being of other precious human beings?

 

Jul
21
Fri
Lucy’s Children Meeting
Jul 21 @ 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.