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

February 25th: Nevertheless They Persisted: The Necessity of Hope

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.

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Come join us at the events below:

Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 25 @ 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[...]
Being Well ( previously Care of the Soul) @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Being Well ( previously Care of the Soul) @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
Join us for a discussion on health, well being and the connection to current events as we navigate these challenging times.
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Colloquy - Nevertheless They Persisted: The Necessity of Hope @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
 This Sunday’s program will be in colloquy style, a chance to hear from many voices in the community about the interdependence of hope and persistence, and to add your reflections, too, if you’re willing. Colloquy[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Mar 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
Mar 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[...]
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: Ethical Heroes: The Goldmark Sisters @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
To celebrate Women’s History Month, and in one of her periodic “ethical heroes” talks, our Interim Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will introduce you to some sisters who are not very well-known, but whose lives include[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
TeaXchange  - Life Reflection thru the Lens of Tea @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
2:00 pm
ALL ABOUT CAFFEINE Caffeine in tea can sounds really complicated. Let’s gain some basic understanding of it in this workshop. Where it comes from, what effects the caffeine level in tea, how to brew a[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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[...]
Mindfulness Meditation with Paulette Graf @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Mindfulness Meditation with Paulette Graf @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
Details coming soon…
Sunday Platform Meeting: Telling My Truth @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Platform Meeting: Telling My Truth @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Deborah Howard will share from her memoir, Mystery of Memory: Telling My Truth; Standing My Ground, her story as an incest survivor struggling to overcome self-doubt, find her voice and believe in herself. Deborah’s story reveals[...]