Calendar

Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This colloquy, facilitated by Dora Gray, Ph.D., is about the music desired at our gatherings here at Brooklyn Ethical.  What inspires you? What would you like to hear? Would you prefer to sit and listen to music,[...]
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
The Charley Horwitz Platform celebrates community building through peaceful resolutions, activism, and inclusion. The annual event is named for the late BSEC president Charley Horwitz. The celebration kicks off at 11am at the Brooklyn Society[...]
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
As human beings, we seek and create sanctuary — places or groups of refuge, belonging, acceptance, meaning.We are, as humans, community-seekers.  What makes a community both meaningful and a safe harbor, and what can we do to[...]
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Christian Hayden, member of the Philadelphia Ethical Society, took a humanism pilgrimage to Ghana 2015 – 2016 where while serving, he engaged with ideas on what it meant to be humanist and black. But before[...]
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Today more than ever, youth are finding it difficult to measure up to society’s expectations of achievement and self-promotion. This age of technology, social media and free information can inform, as well as injure.  While[...]
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Memory is a strange experience. We would like to think that our minds record what has happened, like a video tape, but instead, we store bits and pieces of the experience, and our minds construct[...]
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This inter-generational festival of appreciation is led by Remi Gay, a former board officer and long-time member of Brooklyn Ethical who has been granted permission by Native American elders to perform rituals honoring our earth[...]
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
What brings you joy at this time of year or any time of year? We will create mini posters of words, drawings, magazine cutouts, quotes or poems that will remind us of what brings meaning[...]
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Will Rogers once said, “It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”  Richard Feynman said it in different words, “”I think it’s much more interesting to[...]
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
(c) Adobe Stock Images. Used with permission. Muriel Tillinghast, Brooklyn Ethical’s Ethical Action Committee chairperson, has brought interesting programs to us before including for Enhanced Discussion and the Lucy’s Children group.  On this Sunday, she’ll[...]
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am
There are times we feel like we are in the shadows. And there are times that we realize that even in the shadows we are not alone. In what ways can we remind one another[...]
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Winter solstice is the longest night of the year. Many religions and faiths honor this time with lights. Come together. Light a candle. Join Rebecca Lurie in this colloquy (participative circle) to reflect and share feelings, needs,[...]
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Kwanzaa is a 7-day holiday, December 26 – January 1, originally created in the 1960s by Maulana Karenga as both a humanistic alternative to Christmas, and an explicitly African American holiday. Karenga later evolved his[...]
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Making and acting on wise choices is the root of ethics.  How do we make wiser choices and then act on them? Our Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on the role of choice in[...]
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
A Chinese proverb reminded us: Patience is power: with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes silk. Very different in some of our communities, therefore we tend to view racism through a lens of less[...]
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Our Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on an uncomfortable reality of ethics: that we can, as the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius pointed out, commit injustice by doing nothing.  The excuse that “I didn’t[...]
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Join us for a hands-on, guided introduction to the mandala as a nature-based culturally symbolic entity that can be created in a variety of forms to help develop group cohesion and personal meaning. Led by[...]
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
One of the many subtle myths of American history is to ignore not only the persistence of racism in America, but also the continuity of racial justice activism, instead highlighting a few periods (abolition, the[...]
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Our annual Platform celebrating Black History Month and featuring the Society Writers this year focuses on Black love and relationships.  Join us for what is always an inspiring Sunday morning for everyone. © Beaniebeagle |[...]
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
A basic concept in Ethical Culture is that bringing out the best in others helps bring out the best in ourselves.  We’ll look at a way to imagine how to contribute to the lives of[...]