• A Welcoming Home for Humanists

    Ethical Societies are where Humanists, Non-theists, Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Non-believers join together to put "Deed Above Creed."
  • 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 Fall 2014 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report December 2014 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports
See Thoughts from Carol Bartell to stay current with the AEU and its Board. View All Thoughts from AEU Board

AEU Viewpoints

November 25, 2014 -- Indicting Darren Wilson would clearly not solve the nation’s law enforcement problems but it would have sent a message that the justice system in St. Louis County would be open to public review of the court’s deliberations. That opportunity has been squandered, and perhaps the law enforcement community in St. Louis County expects that there will be a return to standard operating procedure. We hope that is not the case. We hope that calls for reform in law enforcement policies and practices will be heeded and that St. Louis County—and all the counties of our nation—will take positive steps toward a more just and equitable system of justice. 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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AEU Board Meetings

14 Mar 2015 | 09:00 am

FES Conference in DC May 2015

22 May 2015 | 05:00 pm

Celebrate AEU 100th Assembly!

25 Jun 2015 | 04:00 pm

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See What FES Did This Winter

Future of Ethical Societies (FES) closed 2014 with our inaugural service trip sending nine members down to New Orleans. We worked on composting and harvested 98 pounds of arugula that was sold to restaurants around New Orleans and fetched nearly $700 for Our School at...
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Ethical Culture: 138 Years of Creating Community and Serving Humanity

The original post on Adam Gonnerman’s blog was published on August 10, 2014. Adam Gonnerman is a US expatriate in Brazil who works in project management. He is a former Christian missionary and minister, but now a proud Humanist. “We cannot adopt the way of living...
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Jean Kotkin Fund & EFC

The Jean Somerville Kotkin Memorial Fund was established by the AEU Board to provide sponsorship support for young people in need who wish to attend the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC). To donate to the Jean Somerville Kotkin Memorial Fund, please send checks made out to the...
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