WHEREAS the International Ethical Union was, in the past, an active organization fostering the development of the Ethical Movement, and
WHEREAS the delegates at the First Congress of the International Ethical Union in Zurich, September, 1896 adopted a manifesto which included the following provisions: "We call upon our Ethical Societies not only to direct their efforts towards the spread of the Ethical Movement, but to devote their highest energy to the formation of a new ideal of life, which shall harmonize with the requirements of clarified thinking . . . We issue this call in the conviction that such an ideal . . . will ultimately serve all classes of society and all nations," and
WHEREAS the need for the development of the Ethical Movement internationally was never greater, therefore be it
RESOLVED that the American Ethical Union do everything possible to re-establish the International Ethical Union, and that the Board of Directors and Executive Secretary be requested to devise ways and means of implementing the resolution.
Source: Whereas ... 1962
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