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

08/26/2018 - 11:00am

A special edition of Ethics and Theater presents Disney and Fujikawa by Lloyd Suh.

Lloyd Suh’s tale is of a 1942 wartime meeting between two very different cartoonists, Walt Disney and the Japanese-American illustrator Gyo Fukikawa, who actually did artwork for the Disney company. An uncomfortable conversation on power, personal responsibility, and the art of animation ensues — at a time of great uncertainty and national crisis.

Ethical Blog

Thursday August 16, 2018

Join us on September 24 for a presentation and panel discussion on The New York Times Best Selling Book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Moderated by Bill McKibben (founder, 350.org), the event is sponsored by Ethical NYC350NYC and Pachamama Alliance.

Monday July 30, 2018

The March for Our Lives: Road to Change tour is coming to Ethical NYC on Friday, August 10! Join us to get people educated, registered, and motivated to vote! We’ll talk about how we need to rally our generation around saving lives this November and stand up to the NRA. Bring a friend and get registered to vote on site with MFOL. Click here to RSVP.

Monday July 02, 2018

The Ethical Culture Movement condemns in the strongest terms President Trump’s policy relating to the treatment of political asylum seekers and other immigrants entering the United States at the southern border. Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy is in accord with his abhorrent and racist scapegoating of immigrants and his aggressive strategy of divisiveness in order to sow political chaos, augment his immigration agenda, and appeal to his political base.

Humanize Criminal Justice

Tragically, too many incarcerated people are treated inhumanely, and too many prisons are private enterprises profiting from increased populations. Racial profiling also results in a disproportionate percentage of prisoners of color. We support police anti-bias training and an ethical restorative justice approach that keeps families intact and returns people to caring communities.