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

January 21st: Sunday Platform Meeting: Intention vs. Impact – Ethical Dilemmas

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

Ethics for Children – Lots of news for 2017-2018!

Dear EfC Parents, Taty and Lea here! Hope you are having a wonderful summer.  We are looking forward to fall already! There will be lots of new additions to our kids class this year, such as regular yoga and midfulness classes, permaculture and volunteering and...

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...

Register now for our Ethics for Children classes!

Come join us at the events below:

Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]
Gift Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Gift Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
We will start our second season of a Gift Circle. Some may remember we did this a few years ago and it was loved by many. Bring your gifts, your wants and needs, your gratitude.[...]
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: Intention vs. Impact - Ethical Dilemmas @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
(c) Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime Some systems of ethics stress intention as what makes an action ethical or not ethical, and some systems stress impact.  We’ll play with some ethical dilemmas that might be assessed[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 21 @ 11:01 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
11:01 am
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[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Hello BSEC Members and Friends, We have launched 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]
Care of the Soul @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Care of the Soul @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
Now more than ever we need to take time out to stop and reflect on our health both mind and body. We will gather in a circle as a community to listen and speak from[...]
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: How I Found My Place of Belonging - Farming for Justice @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Karen Washington, a Farmer,  shares how she found her place of belonging, “…as I placed my hands in the soil, I felt a connection, a calling.” As a co-owner of Rise and Root Farm, just[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 28 @ 11:01 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
11:01 am
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[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Hello BSEC Members and Friends, We have launched 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 9:55 am
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
9:00 am
Start your Sunday morning by connecting with your body and breath. Class will open with a short meditation followed by gentle guided movement through basic yoga asanas. FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS: BSEC Members: FREE Non-Members: Sliding[...]
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: We Shall Overcome: The Power of Persistence @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
To transform society to honor the human worth of every person, not just those with money and/or power, requires courage, hope, intention, creativity and more.  Also required is persistence.  The civil rights era song, We[...]