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. 

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, wecelebrate 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 Update – December 4th, 2016 class

Simba Yangala (Exploring Ethics, 3-7 years) It was fun being at the platform with the children, sharing a song with the grown ups this Sunday morning. Back in our class, after our greeting song, I asked the children which place they liked more, the children's place or...

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Dear friends and members: We are approaching the end of the year and entering the shopping season. We encourage you to support local business and small, homegrown vendors and artisans whenever you can, but we understand that many of you will also shop online. If you...

A Letter to Members and Friends of the Brooklyn Society

November 20, 2016 Dear Members and Friends of the Brooklyn Society: We find ourselves in front of a computer trying to write a letter to our members and friends while feeling challenged, because words can seem so insignificant at this time. We write this today,...

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Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
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[...]
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Platform Meeting - Feminist Freethinkers: Radical Rebels @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
While feminism and freethought are separate causes, there is significant overlap. The feminist movement has sometimes marginalized freethinkers “for the good of the cause,” and feminism hasn’t always been welcomed with open arms within freethought[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 5 @ 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[...]
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:00 pm
In troubled times, many are asking how their voices can be heard and how they can make a difference.  On these Wednesdays we’ll bring together those who are working to help people “up their activism.”[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
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[...]
Care for the Soul @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Care for 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[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 12 @ 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[...]
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
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[...]