Apply to the Humanist Institute!

Join Leaders-in-Training and other Ethical Humanists in the next HI class. Program begins August 15th, 2015 in the capital of Minnesota at the historic Minnesota Humanities Center. For more details, visit The Humanist Institute.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Jean Kotkin Fund & EFC

The Jean Somerville Kotkin Memorial Fund was established by the AEU Board to provide sponsorship support for young people in need who wish to attend the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC). To donate to the Jean Somerville Kotkin Memorial Fund, please send checks made out to the...
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Darwin Day in Garden City, NY

We are excited to announce that the Honorable John J. Watras has proclaimed Darwin Day (on Charles Darwin’s actual birthday, February 12) a holiday in Garden City, New York. Darwin Day promotes the public education and encourages the celebration of science and humanity. The...
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New Mission Statement!

We are proud to present our new mission statement: The American Ethical Union creates, nurtures, and inspires ethical humanist communities to foster a world that is democratic, compassionate, just, and sustainable.   Ethical Humanism/Ethical Culture is an alternative to...
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Attracting the “Nones”

by Sharon Stanley, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island The “nones” is a term used to describe the 16.1% of Americans who identify themselves as non-affiliated with any religion, according to studies by Pew Research. The “nones” includes atheists,...
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New Plaque Honors Felix Adler

On November 2, 2014 the city of Alzey in Germany unveiled a bronze plaque honoring the birthplace of Felix Adler. The ceremony included a dedication by Gerhard Holzer (PDF with English & German), a statement by AEU Board President Richard Koral (PDF with English &...
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Remembering Howard Radest

The American Ethical Union mourns the death of Dr. Howard B. Radest, longtime Ethical Culture Leader and receiver of the 2011 Felix Adler Lifetime Achievement Award. He passed on the evening of Saturday, October 11. Howard was a graduate of Columbia University whose doctoral...
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The Original ‘Atheist Church’

Here is an excerpt from Chris Stedman’s article on Ethical Culture published by the Religion News Service on October 1, 2014. The Original ‘Atheist Church’: Why Don’t More Atheists Know About Ethical Culture? Less than two weeks ago, more than 300...
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Humanists Proudly Joined People’s Climate March

Thank you to all of the members of the American Ethical Union, American Humanist Association, Sunday Assembly, National Ethical Service, Center for Inquiry, and various other groups who made up the Humanist Contingent in the People’s Climate March! Most of our Ethical...
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