Welcome to Ethical Culture

"Ethics in Action"
The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a humanist community dedicated to ethics, social justice, and education since 1876. We celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s crises, and work to make the world a better place.
Come visit our landmark Meeting House for inspiring Sunday MeetingsEthical Enrichment workshopsfamily programsEthical Action projects, and many other entertaining events.
Learn more about becoming a part of our community and use the links below to keep in touch with us online.

Next Sunday Meeting

01/22/2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Patricia M. DeMarco
Monica Weiss presides

Ethical Blog

Wednesday January 18, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our beloved trustee Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross's death with you. She died peacefully on Monday, January 16, in the company of dear friends.

Monday January 09, 2017

Would you like to join a community circle? Community Circles are more than discussion groups.

Wednesday December 28, 2016

The January Ethical Outlook is now available. Check out the great events we have coming up to start 2017!

Monday December 12, 2016

Join NYSEC members and representatives at the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017! For more information, click here.

Wednesday November 30, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29 we had the great pleasure of hosting Ban Ki-moon as he received an award from Jeffrey Sachs for his exceptional tenure at the UN. You can view the video here.


Give Peace A Chance


Passersby see our banner asking them to "Give Peace a Chance” and may recall when John Lennon recorded the song by this title in 1969. He and Yoko Ono staged a “Bed-In” for eight days to promote world peace, and visitors sang along. It became an anthem of the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam and is, of course, still relevant today. We must all join together in loving community to end war and live in peace.