Sunday Platform Meetings

Ethical Action

Ethical Education

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

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The Person in the Mirror – A Workshop on Exploring Ethics
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am
The Person in the Mirror - A Workshop on Exploring Ethics @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

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

Juneteenth, a Historical Analysis

 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...

Our Ramadan Gift and Food Collection

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...

Pictures from Families Celebrate Africa

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,...

Register now for our Ethics for Children classes!

Come join us at the events below:

Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
We have launched a community effort to examine the fiction of Race and the fact of Racism.  We are a volunteer membership group convening to be a catalyst for conversations at BSEC as well as in[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 21 @ 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[...]
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am
The Person in the Mirror - A Workshop on Exploring Ethics @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 28 @ 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Aug 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
We have launched a community effort to examine the fiction of Race and the fact of Racism.  We are a volunteer membership group convening to be a catalyst for conversations at BSEC as well as in[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Aug 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Aug 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
We have launched a community effort to examine the fiction of Race and the fact of Racism.  We are a volunteer membership group convening to be a catalyst for conversations at BSEC as well as in[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Aug 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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
The Issues and Actions Circle discusses issues of the day from the news, platform or individual interests for the purpose of expressing our thoughts and feelings, learning from others and arriving at constructive activities that[...]