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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 November 2016 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports

AEU Viewpoints

January 2017 -- The American Ethical Union has long supported civil rights, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice reform, and immigrant rights. We also have an extensive record condemning the use of torture. Therefore we urge all members of the American Ethical Union to only support the confirmation of an Attorney General who will serve and uphold the rights of all Americans, and tell their Senators and Congressperson to oppose any nominee who does not. Members whose senators serve on the Committee are especially encouraged to contact their senators. Use https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map to find your representatives and their contact information. 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 of History Toward Justice

Posted on 23 Aug 2016

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

Posted on 07 Jun 2016


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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Celebrate World Human Rights Day

December 10th is World Human Rights Day, which honors the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 (a must-read for all). The American Ethical Union celebrates the ethical values represented in the Declaration and our dedication to defending these rights....
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AEU Urges Ethical Response to Standing Rock Protests

The American Ethical Union (AEU), the federating organization representing Ethical Culture nationally, has fought for the rights of marginalized populations for over a century. In light of increasing violence directed at First Nations people and their allies protesting the Dakota...
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