• 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 Winter 2015 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report February 2015 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports
See Thoughts from Tom Weishaar to stay current with the AEU and our Board. View All Thoughts from AEU Board

AEU Viewpoints

February 7, 2015 -- The American Ethical Union is activating our aspirations for a more ethical culture during these February holidays: Black History Month (Feb. 1-28), Darwin Day (Feb. 12), Global Divestment Day (Feb. 13-14), and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Read More

Get Started

BtnFind BtnAffiliate BtnMeet BtnDonate

Ethical Humanism

Ethical Humanism/Ethical Culture is a moral faith that respects the dignity and worth of all life.
Read More

Ethical Action

Ethical Action enables us to help create a better world for all who share it.
Read More

Ethical Education

Ethical Education programming provides life-long learning for life-long growth.
Read More


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

Featured Societies

Featured Platform Talks

Moral Striving: The Core of Ethical Culture

Posted on 09 Feb 2015

The Changing Face of News

Posted on 04 Jan 2015


Building Better Secularists?

The original post on Leader-in-training James Croft’s Patheos blog Temple of the Future was published on February 3, 2015. David Brooks is writing about secularists again in the New York Times, arguing that nonreligious people, lacking the institutional and communal support...
Read More →

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...
Read More →

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...
Read More →