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Ethical Education

Ethical Action

Ethical Living

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.

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture seeks to be an inclusive community focused on social justice and personal growth. 

From our blog

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,...

Pictures of our Wampanoag Ceremony 2016​

Every year, BSEC celebrates this time of the year with special attention and respect to our Native American communities during a beautiful intergenerational ritual we call the "Wampanoag Ceremony".  The event is led by Remi Gay, a former board officer and long-time...

Pictures from our Pledge Dinner Party 2016

Once a year something deliciously fun happens at BSEC. Our Pledge Dinner, which is an event full of humor, surprises and most of all, community. This year's Pledge Dinner, last October 28th, was no exception. Thanks to the beautiful organizational efforts of...

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Come join us at the events below:

Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:00 pm
Ethics in Action: hosting conversations about what individuals and groups can do to influence decision-makers and make voices heard, in promoting ethical values in government at the national, state, and local levels. Contact Jone Lewis[...]
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Platform Meeting - Journeys: An Exercise in Dialogue and Reflection @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Christian Hayden, Mossler Fellow this year of the American Ethical Union, will lead attendees in an evolving exercise, that explores how we can become more grounded, and leave a space more connected than we entered.[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Apr 30 @ 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
May 5 @ 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[...]
Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform and Haitian Kermesse @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform and Haitian Kermesse @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
The Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform:  11am – 12:30pm This Memorial Platform is held to honor the life and work of a devoted community organizer, civil rights’ activist, labor lawyer and international humanitarian. Charley Horwitz moved to Mississippi[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
May 7 @ 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
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:00 pm
Ethics in Action: hosting conversations about what individuals and groups can do to influence decision-makers and make voices heard, in promoting ethical values in government at the national, state, and local levels. Contact Jone Lewis[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
May 12 @ 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[...]