Protect Johnson Amendment

The American Ethical Union strongly opposes the repeal of the Johnson Amendment of 1954. President Donald Trump declared his intention to rescind the Amendment at the National Breakfast on February 2, 2017. The Johnson Amendment is appended to Internal Revenue regulations and...
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No Muslim Registry

The American Ethical Union is dedicated to the worth and dignity of all human beings, and to supporting a democratic society free from discrimination on the basis of religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, or national origin. Therefore, we stand strongly against a registry of...
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Ethics in Action at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society

Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader & Liz Collier, Director of Community Outreach, at Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture Immediately after the presidential election, we sensed the need for group support in our Society. We held an open support group on November 10th at the...
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Will Attorney General serve all Americans?

The American Ethical Union has long supported civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice reform, and immigrant rights. We also have an extensive record condemning the use of torture. Therefore we urge all members of the American Ethical Union to only...
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Now We Are All Standing Rock!

Dear Friends, We have a president-elect who has promised to “…take particular aim at the Clean Water Act” (N.D. congressperson Kevin Cramer). Mr. Trump also paid for advertisements that characterized Native Americans who wanted to build New York State casinos as...
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AEU Urges Ethical Response to Standing Rock Protests

The American Ethical Union (AEU), the federating organization representing Ethical Culture nationally, has fought for the rights of marginalized populations for over a century. In light of increasing violence directed at First Nations people and their allies protesting the Dakota...
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Statement on 2016 Presidential Election

Our nation has been roiled by controversies and divisions in the runup to the 2016 election and, although we may feel relieved that the election season has come to an end, we face an uncertain future with many difficult obstacles before us both at home and abroad. In his...
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United Nations International Day of Peace is September 21st!

Hugh Taft-Morales, Ethical Action Report Editor For the sixth year running, the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia (EHSoP) is participating in the UN Day of Peace. Peace Day Philly, our local organizing group headed by founder and chief volunteer, Lisa Parker, offers many...
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The Fiction of Race and the Fact of Racism

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture In the summer of 2016, the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture committed to a series of platform meetings addressing racism from a variety of perspectives. Each included small group discussion to share reactions from the very different...
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Planned Parenthood Receives Ethical Humanist Award

The New York Society for Ethical Culture will proudly present the Ethical Humanist Award to Planned Parenthood on Friday, September 30th. The Award, established in 1970 but only presented 20 times, honors “an individual who has acted with extraordinary moral courage, without...
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