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

Jun
2
Sun
Passing on the Patchwork Quilt
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am

This is the last platform address for the Society’s Interim Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis.  She will reflect on the nature of Ethical Culture Leadership, and the community will have an opportunity to say good-bye.  (Jone will be available by phone and email, and in person by mutual agreement, through June 30.  She will be at the AEU Assembly the week of June 23.) Music by DuPree, accompanied by Barry Kornhauser. Annual membership meeting with board elections etc. follows the platform.

Many colored patchwork and applique quilt

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A metaphor for the leadership of an Ethical Society is the patchwork quilt. Many before have taken it up and worked on it, then laid it down for others to pick up. In this transition, too, Jone lays down the quilt she has lovingly worked on for these years we’ve spent together, and it will be up to the Society to determine how that work continues into the future.

Sunday platforms begin at 11 am and end at about 12:30, with time for socializing afterward.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  On most Sundays, check the calendar for other events starting at 9 or 10 for those who want other ways of experiencing community and growth.

 

Jun
9
Sun
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Our Sunday platform meetings begin at 11 am and end at about 12:30, with time for socializing afterward.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  Check the calendar for other Sunday events on most Sundays, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Check the calendar for other opportunities for growth and community most Sundays at 9 and 10 a.m.

 

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.

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Come join us at the events below:

Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
Passing on the Patchwork Quilt @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am
Passing on the Patchwork Quilt @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
This is the last platform address for the Society’s Interim Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis.  She will reflect on the nature of Ethical Culture Leadership, and the community will have an opportunity to say good-bye. [...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 2 @ 11:01 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
11:01 am
Our Ethics for Children program provides a fun, focused learning environment for kids 1 to 12 years old to explore topics that foster empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of self and others. These include:[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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[...]
Mindfulness Meditation with Paulette Graf @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Mindfulness Meditation with Paulette Graf @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
10:00 am
(10:00-10:20 Meditation with brief instruction, 10:20-10:30 Walking Meditation, 10:30-10:50 Meditation) Participants can choose to do one 20 min meditation, or do both. Located in the Library Free of charge
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Our Sunday platform meetings begin at 11 am and end at about 12:30, with time for socializing afterward.  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.  Check the calendar for other Sunday events on most[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 9 @ 11:01 am – 12:30 pm
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
11:01 am
Our Ethics for Children program provides a fun, focused learning environment for kids 1 to 12 years old to explore topics that foster empathy, respect and a deeper understanding of self and others. These include:[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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[...]