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Sunday Platform Meetings

 

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.

We at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture denounce the violence toward African Americans and other People of Color. We speak out against failures to reform police practices and to the underlying systemic racism that contaminates our world and distorts our common humanity.

We stand in support of the groundswell of protests across the city and the country, to the movement and organizations working to end racial and other discrimination. We commit to working together to end the inequities that threaten the daily lives of individuals, and policies which support ongoing bigotry, bias, and racism. 

We believe in and stand for true justice and equality for all people.

The Statement of the American Ethical Union can be found HERE. 

To donate to Black Lives Matter, please visit their website at: https://blacklivesmatter.com/

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

Pledge Dinner 2019

On Friday, November 1st, 2019,  our members and friends gathered for a celebration of friendship, art, and appreciation for our community. Below are a few pictures of the evening, which featured poetry read by Kim Brandon and Tasha Paley, a fun theatrical sketch...

Books to Prisoners Program

Hello all, I am delighted and proud to announce that The Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture now has a Books to Prisoners program.  On Friday July 26th We mailed twelve cartons of books to the Montogmery State Prison in Mount Vernon, GA. I have spent the last year...

The Art of Dying with a monthly Death Discussion Group

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 dying. All topics welcome. There are no taboos....

Come join us at the events below:

Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Racial Justice Group. Lucy’s Children is a community effort to examine the fiction of Race in order to address the fact of Racism. Our plan is to provide information, opportunities, and events that can help[...]
How to Live a Good Life In Times of Crises: An Ethical Culture Perspective
11:00 am
This Sunday’s platform, led by Leader Emerita of the NY Society for Ethical Culture, Anne Klaeysen is based on a thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays called “How to live A Good Life” edited by[...]
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
4:00 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[...]
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Basic Yoga Flow
5:00 pm
This class will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. Lea will guide you through the basic postures of yoga with clear alignment cues, steady and dynamic movement and a focus on physical and mental[...]
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Accessible Yoga
5:00 pm
A class designed for seniors and those with limited mobility but anyone will benefit from this hour. You won’t need a mat, only a sturdy chair. You will learn simple but effective meditation and breathing[...]
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Racial Justice Group. Lucy’s Children is a community effort to examine the fiction of Race in order to address the fact of Racism. Our plan is to provide information, opportunities, and events that can help[...]
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
4:00 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[...]
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Basic Yoga Flow
5:00 pm
This class will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. Lea will guide you through the basic postures of yoga with clear alignment cues, steady and dynamic movement and a focus on physical and mental[...]