Sunday Platform Meetings

Ethical Education

Ethical Action

Ethical Living

Upcoming Sunday's meetings:

July 30th at 11am – The Listening Heart

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

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...

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...

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Come join us at the events below:

The Listening Heart @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Listening Heart @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Please join director and writer Storäe Michele as she celebrates her film, [the listening heart]. Performed with an amazing cast of incredible women of color, this film brings to life an original story grounded in[...]
Free Screening – black enuf @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Screening - black enuf @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
3:00 pm
#GetOrganizedBK’s Racial Justice Group and The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture invite you to a screening of short films about race. Featuring works by Carrie Hawks, Jaime Ekkens, and others. Join us for discussion and[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Aug 4 @ 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[...]
Divide and Conquer: How to Resist @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Divide and Conquer: How to Resist @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
We value difference and yet difference can be used as a tool to divide. From the beginnings of this country’s history — and of course, in other parts of the world and many times — “divide[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Aug 11 @ 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[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Aug 18 @ 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[...]
Not For Ourselves Alone @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Not For Ourselves Alone @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
“Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)” – Marcus Tullius Cicero While humans certainly have a strong tendency towards selfishness and self-interest, we are also social creatures, existing in an interconnected network of other humans and[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Sep 1 @ 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[...]