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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Ethical Education Starts with Curiosity

This article by Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island member Liz Seegert was originally published in The Humanist on July 1, 2014. Ethical Education Starts with Curiosity: An Interview with Dale McGowan Can Children grow up to be good without a god? That’s a question author,...
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Religious Freedom or Religious Tyranny?

This blog post by Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle (EHST) President Chris Kaman was originally published on the EHST website on July 1, 2014. The Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby is being hailed by the political right as a victory for religious freedom, and by the...
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How Do We Continue After We Die?

This Faith Perspectives column by Leader Kate Lovelady was printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 19, 2014. In general, I find that humanists of all types do funerals and memorials really well, which might sound surprising, since we don’t promote a belief in a personal...
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“Art for Justice” on Display at Philadelphia Society

In 1997 Ann Marie Kirk co-founded Art for Justice with Charles Zafir Lawson, who is serving a sentence of life without parole at Graterford Prison. Art for Justice has made it possible for Zafir’s art, and the art of other incarcerated individuals, to reach beyond the prison...
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