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    Ethical Societies are where Humanists, Non-theists, Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Non-believers join together.
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    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 Winter 2017 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report March 2017 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports

AEU Viewpoints

March 2017 – The AEU supports U.S. Department of Justice monitoring of troubled police departments and urges Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to reverse his stated plan to back away from such monitoring, to continue the oversight of departments that have already been monitored, and to monitor additional departments if the need arises. 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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Register for “The Humanist Life Stance”

Be Challenged. Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Begin your own educational path. Course 101: The Humanist Life Stance with Faculty David Breeden April 29 – May 1, 2017 American Humanist Association DC Office 1821 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036 This pre-requisite...
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Disability Rights are Human Rights

On January 21, 2017, people joined Women’s Marches across the world to “stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.” Rachel Kallem Whitman, who grew up in the Northern Virginia Ethical Society and is now a...
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Godless Spirituality

Ethical Culture Leader Hugh Taft-Morales led a presentation on Thursday, April 21 about “Godless Spirituality” at the 18th Ignite Baltimore in the MICA auditorium. Ignite Baltimore brings 16 speakers on stage for five minutes each to share their questions, vision, stories, and...
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