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

Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Winter solstice is the longest night of the year. Many cultures and faiths honor this time with lights. Come together. Light a candle, let us send light to a world that needs it so much[...]

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...

Register now for our Ethics for Children classes!

Come join us at the events below:

Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Racial Justice Group. We have launched 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 15 @ 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[...]
Winter Solstice – Bring Light @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Solstice - Bring Light @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
11:00 am
Winter solstice is the longest night of the year. Many cultures and faiths honor this time with lights. Come together. Light a candle, let us send light to a world that needs it so much[...]
Issues and Action Discussion Circle @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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[...]
Lucy’s Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lucy's Children Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Library | Mount Prospect | Illinois | United States
4:00 pm
Racial Justice Group. We have launched 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[...]
Sunday Morning Yoga at BSEC @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 22 @ 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[...]
Brooklyn Society Writers @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dec 22 @ 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
Dec 22 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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[...]