New York Society for Ethical Culture

Ethics in Action Since 1876

THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE is a Humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and environmental stewardship for over 142 years. We celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s challenges, and work together to build a more just world.

News from the Ethical Forefront

Announcements February 18, 2020

Feb. 25: Celebrate Black History Month with Climate Reality Project

Join Climate Reality Project's Metro NYC chapter for a celebration of Black History Month. Dr.…
Announcements February 11, 2020

March 9: Haudenosaunee Women’s Influence on the Women’s Rights Movement

Featuring Featuring Gloria Steinem, Sally Roesch Wagner, Jeanne Shenandoah, & Betty Lyons We celebrate the…
Announcements February 6, 2020

Feb. 13 – From The Streets to The Halls: A New Generation of Activists Moves Into Politics

Join Movement School, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, and Sunrise Movement for a panel discussion on…
Ethical Action February 5, 2020

A Call to Action: Neighbors Creating Sanctuary March 29

“An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a…
Announcements February 3, 2020
Feb. 16 – The Biologist in Cell Block 3: Science and Civil Disobedience in a Time of Climate Emergency
Video February 2, 2020
Richard Koral: Practical Goodness
Leader Messages February 1, 2020
Despair and Hope in Trying Times
Ethical Outlook Newsletter January 31, 2020
February Outlook Now Available

VISIT our landmark meeting house for inspiring Sunday gatherings, enriching workshops, youth and family activities, Ethical Action service projects, and world-class entertainment. Then, learn more about joining our community.

350NYC Monthly Meeting

Join 350NYC for their monthly public meeting every 3rd Wednesday at Ethical. 350NYC is the the local affiliate of, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries...

Find out more »

Exploring Ethical Dilemmas: Kids vs. No Kids

For women today, married or single, grappling with the dilemma of whether or not to have children is not a simple decision. Join us for a discussion of the ethical...

Find out more »

Lunchtime Roundtable: Issues Worth Talking About – Elections and Politics in 2020 America: Pundits on Issues

Bring your lunch and join members and others for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. This week's readings: 1. How To...

Find out more »