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 crises, and work to make the world a better place.

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Videos August 18, 2019

Michael Thompson: “Humanism Contra Nihilism: Reclaiming Ethical Life in the Cybernetic Society”

As our society becomes increasingly dominated by technology, market logics, and commodified culture, what has…
Leader's Messages August 12, 2019

Leader’s Message: “Farewell, Dear Friends”

I never met my favorite Ethical Culture Leader because he died in 1942, years before…
Videos August 11, 2019

Franck D. Joseph II: “The Human Rights Law 101”

The Human Rights Law 101 presentation is designed to give you an overview and outline…
Announcements August 7, 2019

Job Announcement: Ethical NYC Seeks New Leader

As our current Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen sets her sights on retirement this fall, The…

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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...

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Social Hall (Lower Level), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Leader Lunch Discussion

Bring your lunch and join Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. This week's readings: "The Urgent...

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Elliott Library (507), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Fun With Friedman’s Fables

Join Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen as we learn about Edwin H. Friedman’s acclaimed book, Generation to Generation, which applies concepts of family systems to congregations. Friedman’s collection of fables revives...

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Elliott Library (507), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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