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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 February 2017 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports

AEU Viewpoints

February 2017 -- ...The Johnson Amendment is appended to Internal Revenue regulations and forbids churches from participating in political campaigns, especially banning clergypersons from supporting political candidates from the pulpit. President Trump has vowed “to destroy” the provision on the grounds that it inhibits freedom of religion...The American Ethical Union has had a long and robust history of support for church/state separation, which we affirm as the most secure arrangement by which to prevent establishing religion while preserving religious freedom. The rescinding of the Johnson Amendment will foster an excessive entanglement of religion and government which will cause great harm to both. 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 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


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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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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