Sunday Platform Meetings

Come celebrate Martin Luther King Day with us!

Join us for FAMILIES CELEBRATE AFRICA,  a fun-filled family event with African music, drumming and dance, face painting, African drawing, crafts and more.

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Ethical Action

Ethical Living

Ethical Education

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

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 Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sunday platform meetings begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to[...]

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

Ethics for Children on News 12

We are so very proud of our kids and all they have done and how they have inspired us this year. During their Stepping Up Celebration this year, they also got in the news. You can watch the report at:...

300 HOPE Dinners and counting

By Kim Brandon On the third Sunday in May, 1993, four guests and twice as many volunteers sat down together in the Dempsey Center here in Brooklyn to begin a journey of building community in the face of one of the worst epidemics of our time.  We are still far from a...

Thank you for coming to Families Celebrate Africa (and pictures)

This past Monday, January 15th, 2018, we gathered with hundreds of families to honor and celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Together we sang, danced, heard stories about those who have dedicated their lives to the fight for human and civil rights and...

Families Celebrate Africa - A Martin Luther King Day Event

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
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
No Choice But to Choose @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
No Choice But to Choose @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
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[...]
Issues and Action Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Families Celebrate Africa - A Martin Luther King Jr Day Event @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical CUlture
3:00 pm
The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture offers a fun-filled family event to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr with African music, drumming and dance, face painting, African drawing, crafts and activities, stories and costumes. Moses Onguleye[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am
TBA: Sunday Platform Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Adobe Images Detailed description coming near the date of the platform. Our Sunday platform meetings begin at 11 am and end about 12:30, with time for socializing afterwards.  Feel free to bring some snacks to[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Racism and Anti-Racism: Two American Traditions @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Racism and Anti-Racism: Two American Traditions @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
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[...]
Ethics for Children Class @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Feb 3 @ 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:[...]