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

05/20/2018 - 11:00am

George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Laureate, reluctant Oscar winner, was one of the greatest writers of the English language and one of the most fabled playwrights of all time. Of his many plays, none has captured popular attention more than Pygmalion, which went on to spawn My Fair Lady.

Ethical Blog

Thursday May 17, 2018

Meet Bob Liebeskind, Executive Director of the New York Society for Ethical Culture (Ethical NYC). While he now heads one of New York’s oldest social justice institutions, the road there wasn’t always easy.

Friday April 20, 2018

Our May 2018 Ethical Outlook newsletter is now available. Check out the great events we have coming up throughout the month!

Friday April 20, 2018

Meet Elizabeth (Liz) Singer, president and chair of the board of New York Society for Ethical Culture. After pursuing a career in the fashion industry and traveling the world, unexpected events in Liz’s life led her to join Ethical and reinvigorated her passion for activism.

Monday March 26, 2018

Our April 2018 Ethical Outlook newsletter is now available. Check out the great events we have coming up throughout the month!

Tuesday March 06, 2018

Meet Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader of New York Society for Ethical Culture, and her daughter Emily, who works at the American Ethical Union. Both women found a home inside Ethical Culture and work tirelessly to help spread activism and feminism to society at large to help create a better, more equal world for the next generation.

Tuesday February 27, 2018

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, FL, American Ethical Union reaffirms its commitment to strict gun control and for an end to the culture of gun violence.

Tuesday February 27, 2018

Meet Ana, Jesus and Marifer, one of the many families that have made Ethical Culture a part of their lives.

Monday February 26, 2018

One of our members told us about a child who asked her grandmother how many school shootings she had experienced as a child. "None," the grandmother replied. "Oh, come on, Grandma. That can't be true. Not even one?" "No, my dear, not a one."

Give Peace a Chance

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe’s “Mother’s Day Proclamation” called upon women to take an active political role in promoting peace:
“Arise, all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be that of water or of tears! Say firmly: ‘We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies, our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. . . We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.’”
With our banner, we echo her proclamation.