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Ethics in Action Since 1876

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a Humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and democracy since 1876. We celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s challenges, and work together to build a more just world.

Action & Advocacy

Putting deed before creed and ethics into action to build a more just world

Education & Enrichment

Fostering curiosity and personal development to bring out the best in one another

Youth & Family

Humanist programs for children, teens, and parents

Community Service

The Social Service Board at Ethical NYC

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Sunday PlatformVideo

Richard Koral: The Certainty of Uncertainty

July 21, 2024
Our world doesn’t stand still – circumstances change and present us with new challenges at…
In The News

The New York Times: ‘Judges are Devising Ways for a New President to Ignore the Law and Act with Utter Impunity’

July 16, 2024
Dr. Richard Koral, Leader of The New York Society for Ethical Culture and an attorney,…
Announcements

July 18: ‘New York’s Leaders on Climate Justice: An Accountability Town Hall’

July 15, 2024
Join us from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Thursday, July 18 for a town hall to question New…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Nori Rost: What Makes Ethical Culture Ethical Culture?

July 14, 2024
At her final Sunday Platform before moving to Kansas, Nori explored what has made Ethical…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Christian Hayden: ‘Revolutionary Love: How to Foster Relationships Toward Liberation’

July 7, 2024
We form relationships for many reasons: attraction, proximity, or inheritance. But what does it mean…
In The News

The New York Times: Put ‘Deed Before Creed’ and Keep Church and State Separate

July 4, 2024
At The New York Times, opinion columnist Pamela Paul looks at "flagrant" attacks on the…
Announcements

July 13 – Fight Voter Suppression and Protect Abortion in Florida: Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Writing Gathering

July 1, 2024
We’re in this together to fight voter suppression in our southern states! Join us for…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Christopher Harris: Standing Up to Book Banning

June 30, 2024
Attempts to ban books from all types of libraries continue to rise at an unprecedented…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Frederick Clarkson: The Religious Right and the Threat to American Democracy

June 23, 2024
Leader Dr. Joe Chuman sat down for an interview with writer and researcher Frederick Clarkson…

Programs & Events

Our landmark meeting house hosts inspiring gatherings, enriching workshops, youth and family activities, community service projects, and world-class entertainment.

Say Yes to Science with Dr. Carol Portlock

Free and open to the public! Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 5:00pm retired oncologist and Society Member Dr. Carol Portlock reviews new and intriguing science in multiple fields, including those relevant to COVID...

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22 July 2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Midweek Meditation (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Begins promptly at 5:00pm. Larry Hurst and Sondra Stein moderate. New Participants: Please join 10 minutes early to introduce yourself, otherwise you...

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23 July 2024 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Humanist Happy Hour

Our Humanist Happy Hour is back! Every month we’re hosting evening gatherings with drinks, snacks, and great conversation. Looking for Humanist community? Passionate about social justice? Curious about Humanism and...

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26 July 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jone Johnson Lewis: When Hope is Hard to Find

Free and open to the public, in-person and online! There are some times in our lives when we begin to lose hope.   We lose something we had, or thought we...

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28 July 2024 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Midweek Meditation (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Begins promptly at 5:00pm. Larry Hurst and Sondra Stein moderate. New Participants: Please join 10 minutes early to introduce yourself, otherwise you...

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30 July 2024 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Fight Voter Suppression and Protect Abortion in Florida: Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Writing Gathering

We’re in this together to fight voter suppression in our southern states! Join us for another Reclaim Our Vote postcard writing event sponsored by the Social Service Board of Ethical...

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30 July 2024 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Artist in Residence Jody Sperling

Dancer and choreographer Jody Sperling of Time Lapse Dance is the Society’s Ecological Artist in Residence.

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Rent Our Spaces

Our building holds a distinct place in New York City’s architectural history. Offering breathtaking views of Central Park and elegant, well-appointed spaces, our historic meeting house is the perfect venue for your special event. Our beautiful, century-old building retains its historic charm while providing guests with the very best in modern services.

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Become a part of our rich 147 year history.

Your one-time or sustaining gift helps us promote progressive values, fight for social justice, and give voice to those who otherwise might not be heard.

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