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

Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
With guest speakers: Julia Bryant, member of the legal team for MTOPP and FLAC; also committee member for Parks and Recreations for Committee Board 9 LaShaun Ellis, member of the legal team for MTOPP and[...]
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Although racism, capitalism and climate change (or the fate of the planet) are tightly intertwined, most of us work in separate spheres to address issues or develop solutions. However, problems that ail our society, be[...]

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 Members News – Poetry in the Garden

Join some of our members at the Prospect Heights Community Farm for a series of Poetry performances and readings in the garden. When: Saturday, August 24th | 5:00-7:00 pm Where: Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252 Saint Marks Avenue (btwn Underhill + Vanderbilt...

Social Justice Books Recommendation

Learning to become more anti-racist involves many things.  In our racial justice book group we learn from reading books by and about oppressed people as well as speaking about our experiences of racism, otherness, intersectionality, or awareness of how our society...

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...

Register now for our Ethics for Children classes!

Come join us at the events below:

Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 17 @ 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[...]
Ethics for Children – Ages 3 to16yo @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children - Ages 3 to16yo @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 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[...]
Flower Power plans to save the Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Flower Power plans to save the Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
With guest speakers: Julia Bryant, member of the legal team for MTOPP and FLAC; also committee member for Parks and Recreations for Committee Board 9 LaShaun Ellis, member of the legal team for MTOPP and[...]
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Discussion 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[...]
The Art of Dying with a Monthly Death Discussion Group @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Art of Dying with a Monthly Death Discussion Group @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
6:30 pm
What might we plan, hope, dream, imagine as we consider our mortality? The Ethical Living Committee at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is championing a series for shared discussion and contemplation on death and[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 24 @ 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
Nov 24 @ 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. All are welcome.
Ethics for Children – Ages 3 to16yo @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children - Ages 3 to16yo @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 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[...]
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
1:00 pm
We are a group of writers of all levels and disciplines dedicated to promoting the art and craft of writing. Join us on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month from 1:00 PM to[...]
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Discussion 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
Dec 1 @ 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 Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Issues and Action Discussion 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[...]