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    Ethical Societies are where Humanists, Non-theists, Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Non-believers join together to put "Deed Above Creed."
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    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 Spring 2015 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report June 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

May 1 -- The Baltimore Ethical Society (BES), American Ethical Union (AEU), and American Humanist Association (AHA) offer sincere condolences to the family of Freddie Gray, and to all suffering from the events in Baltimore this past week. Gray's death is a tragedy for his family, a wound in Baltimore's social fabric, and a reminder of the systemic racism and disempowerment that have long scarred communities of color. 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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Ethical Education Weekend

06 Nov 2015 | 04:00 pm

FES Conference in Brooklyn

27 May 2016 | 06:00 pm

Featured Societies

Featured Platform Talks

Using Humor to Change Minds

Posted on 10 Jun 2015

Celebrating the Blessings of Animals

Posted on 11 Apr 2015


People’s Climate Movement: A Call to Action

Last year we made history. This year we start building the future. Click here to take action. Note: The AEU signed up to take action on the below announcements sent from the People’s Climate Movement. We encourage individuals and Societies to join us in sponsoring and...
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Humanist Perspective on America’s Changing Religious Landscape

James Croft, new Leader for Outreach at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, talked with State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy about “Making Room in The Ethical Society in Our Changing Community” on May 23, 2015. A recent Pew Research Center survey shows a dramatic...
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AEU Represents at Clearwater’s Festival

Saturday & Sunday – June 20 & 21 Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY We are delighted to host an American Ethical Union table at the Clearwater Festival! Visit us there and learn more about Ethical Culture and Ethical Action from our members. Several Societies have...
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