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, 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

Pictures from Families Celebrate Africa – A MLK Event

We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr's Day celebrating our community's diversity and talents. More than ever, it was a good time to honor the cultural richness of our country and the power of peaceful action. A huge thanks to all who helped make this event so...

Members’ Meeting – January 29th, 2017

Dear Members, We are looking forward to our next Members' Meeting, January 29th, 1-3PM. We will have a slightly abbreviated platform and luncheon that morning. As many of us have expressed, at this time, we are all called to action. As members of Ethical Culture we...

Our Winter Solstice Celebration 2016

In times of darkness, we celebrate the Winter Solstice together to welcome the return of the light. Our inter-generational event focused on ancient South American civilizations and how they honored the sun. DuPree led the musical part of the event and the children...

A few easy ways to support BSEC

Come join us at the events below:

Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 26 @ 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
Nov 26 @ 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[...]
Thanksgiving Colloquy on Generosity of Spirit @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Thanksgiving Colloquy on Generosity of Spirit @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Used with permission Colloquies are an opportunity to come together and to  reflect  in a personal way on a given theme, and may include music, meditation, quotations, and arts activities. Facilitated by Tasha Paley, BSEC[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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[...]
Sunday Platform Meeting: When Hope Is Hard to Find @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: When Hope Is Hard to Find @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
© Lute Takuvaka | Dreamstime Some song lyrics come to mind in thinking about this week’s platform talk:  “I’ll bring you hope, when hope is hard to find; and I’ll bring a song of love, and[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 3 @ 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[...]
TeaXchange  – Life Reflection thru the Lens of Tea @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
TeaXchange  - Life Reflection thru the Lens of Tea @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
2:00 pm
What is tea? In a world as complicated as our human society, tea has been processed, marketed and sold in many ways against what tea is. Tea is a fascinating world in itself. Let’s go to the[...]