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    We strive to act so as to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves.
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    We value the importance of living an ethical, responsible, and joyful life.

AEU Publications

View the AEU Dialogue Spring 2016 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report June 2016 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports
See Thoughts from AEU Board by Linda Napoli to stay current with the AEU. View All Thoughts from AEU Board

AEU Viewpoints

June 2016 -- As the news about the Orlando shooting trickled in over the course of the weekend, we all had a sense of déjà vu. Once again senseless violence leaves dozens dead and wounded and thousands mourning the loss of loved ones. I share with all of you a deep sadness about such suffering. As pundits and politicians scramble to put their particular spin on the situation, I resist joining in the fray. Over the next weeks we will have endless analysis of the shooter and the horror he inflicted. We will debate issues from ISIS, terrorism, homophobia, and our civic inability to enact sensible gun control. None of these debates will do enough to make sense of our sadness, anger, frustration, and confusion. Read More

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Ethical Humanism

Ethical Humanism/Ethical Culture is a moral faith that respects the dignity and worth of all life.
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Ethical Action

Ethical Action enables us to help create a better world for all who share it.
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Ethical Education

Ethical Education programming provides life-long learning for life-long growth.
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Featured Societies

Featured Platform Talks

Bending the Arc: Justice and Liberation in the 21st Century

Posted on 07 Jun 2016

140 Years of Ethical Culture

Posted on 27 May 2016

Sexual Desire & Why We Need to Talk About ‘It’

Posted on 10 May 2016


Watch our 100th Assembly

The American Ethical Union enjoyed its 100th Assembly in June 2015. The theme was “Creating a Sustainable Future: Ethics and Advocacy”. We focused on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Ethical Culture. Here are videos of some of the...
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AEU Statement on Orlando Shooting

The American Ethical Union is Committed to Building a More Caring World! The core belief for Ethical Humanism is that each person is unique and worthy and irreplaceable. Our core aspiration is to live in such a way as to create and maintain a society where worth is realized and...
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FES2016 Celebrated “Gender Equality & Sexuality”

The Future of Ethical Societies (FES), the young adults of the Ethical Culture Movement, organized a wonderful conference for Memorial Day Weekend 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Though it was our 13th conference, it was only the second one with a theme and this year’s theme of...
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