• Deed Before Creed

    Ethical Societies are where Humanists, Non-theists, Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Non-believers join together.
  • Fighting for Civil & Human Rights

    We strive to act so as to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves.
  • Exploring Meaning in Life

    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 May 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

April 2016 -- The American Ethical Union supports "An Open Call For Unity Following Belgium and Turkey Tragedies," started by Muslim Advocates and signed by over 65 advocacy groups. We stand in solidarity with the people of Belgium and Turkey in the wake of recent attacks in Brussels, Ankara and Istanbul. We also express our deep concern regarding the divisive and dangerous attempts by public figures to misrepresent Muslims, propose discriminatory and unlawful practices, such as “patrolling” of Muslim neighborhoods, and attack refugees during this difficult time. 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

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

Posted on 10 May 2016

Personal Responsibility Through Poetry and Drama

Posted on 26 Apr 2016


New York Society Honors Champions of Change

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to recognize those who have done exceptional public service in social justice for our country. On Thursday, May 5 they will present the 2016 Public Service Award to Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr. and the 2016 Rising Star Public Service...
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Democracy Spring is Here!

Executive Director Bart Worden and his wife Ruthanne were joined by members of several of our Ethical Societies and hundreds of other passionate activists at the kick-off Democracy Spring rally in Philadelphia on April 2. By the Liberty Bell, speakers (including our own Hugh...
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Millennial Activists United wins Elliott-Black Award

We are proud to announce our 2016 Elliott-Black Award winner is Millennial Activists United (MAU) nominated by the Ethical Society of St. Louis. Brittany Ferrell, Alexis Templeton, and Ashley Yates formed Millennial Activists United, a young activists’ collective, shortly...
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