• Deed Before Creed

    Ethical Societies are where Humanists, Non-theists, Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Non-believers join together.
  • 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 Summer 2016 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report September 2016 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports
See Thoughts from AEU Board by Linda Napoli to stay current with the AEU. View All Thoughts from AEU Board

AEU Viewpoints

July 2016 -- At our 101st Assembly, held July 14-17 in St. Louis, the American Ethical Union passed four resolutions:
- Systemic Racism in the United States
- Living Wage
- Proposing the Securities and Exchange Commission Require Corporate Political Expense Disclosure in Annual Reports
- Move to Amend Citizens United

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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

140 Years of Ethical Culture

Posted on 27 May 2016


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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Appreciating 2016 AGS Volunteer Awardees

At our 101st Assembly in St. Louis, we appreciated passionate volunteers from around the Ethical Culture Movement. The 2016 Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Awardees are: Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County — Tracey Kelley I would like to thank the Bergen Society for...
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Using Ethical Culture to Spread Ethical Culture

Congratulations to our new 2016 Mossler Fellow, Christian Hayden. Christian is a member of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia and the Future of Ethical Societies, and he just completed a year with the Humanist Service Corps in Ghana. Christian’s fellowship will use the...
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