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View the AEU Dialogue Fall 2016 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

November 2016 -- Our nation has been roiled by controversies and divisions in the runup to the 2016 election and, although we may feel relieved that the election season has come to an end, we face an uncertain future with many difficult obstacles before us both at home and abroad. In his acceptance speech, President Elect Trump pledged that he will “be President for all Americans” and will “seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.” We will press Mr. Trump and the rest of our government to make a concerted effort to unify our sorely divided nation and move us forward as passionate global citizens. 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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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


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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EFC 70th Anniversary Celebration

You are invited to the Encampment for Citizenship’s 70th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with day-long interactive activities and an evening presentation by EFC alums from the early decades of the program through 2016 Encampers. Join us to honor...
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NY Honors Planned Parenthood

The New York Society for Ethical Culture presents the Ethical Humanist Award to Planned Parenthood: Still fighting for women’s rights after 100 years! Join the celebration on Friday, September 30 at 7pm. Tickets are available at Eventbrite. The event will be live-streamed...
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