Sunday Platform Meetings
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
An introspective, gentle, and brave look in the mirror while taking steady steps toward building more ethical community practices.
Please join us for a workshop style gathering to:
1. Discuss our guiding principles
2. Review ethical dilemmas
3. Make personal commitments to take action steps towards ethical growth.
…We grow ethically by increasing our capacity for bringing out the best in others and ourselves.
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
Platform speech by Muriel Tillinghast ( used with permission)July 7, 2019 It was an honor to delve into this annal of American history. It allowed me to probe some historical confusions and to, hopefully, correct a few misconceptions — mine and probably yours as...
By Burt Hurwitz We received a request from the Arab American Association of NY for contributions of toys and food for needy families during the Ramadan season. We sent out the call to our members and over two Sundays they responded with a large collection of toys and...
Thank you so much to all who helped make this event happen. We are so thankful to the amazing performers, parents, and volunteers (of all ages) who showed up even though an Arctic front had hit us that day and it was 7 degrees and windy. You came early, stayed late,...
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