Ethics in Action

NYSEC and its members support solution actions to many of the key social issues of our day through activism, community service, and financial support. Our Ethical Action Committee organizes advocacy and educational events in our building, marches and protests in the streets, letter-writing or petition-signing campaigns, and other ethical action projects. Learn about some of our efforts with the Public Issues Committee and Advocacy Forum.
The Social Service Board is another action arm of our Society, separately incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Find their many exciting projects at

In response to ongoing issues in New York State facilities, the Society organized a Justice for Juveniles Coalition of concerned organizations and individuals to educate, advocate and effect change in our state's Juvenile Justice system.

Below are a list of position papers that have been ratified by the Board of Trustees and are the official stance of the New York Society for Ethical Culture on these issues:

The Society also participates in a number of coalitions and partnerships on different issues.  These include:

Periodically, the Society also honors notable individuals and institutions with the Ethical Humanist and Community Service awards.