Ethical Culture Leaders are the clergy of the Ethical Culture Movement. They serve Ethical Societies and the broader community, providing pastoral support, inspiration, and a grounding in our deepest values. Leaders bring the ideals of Ethical Culture to the wider community through their work on social justice initiatives and in collaboration with organizations that share our priorities. While many Leaders serve Ethical Society congregations, some are chaplains in health care and university settings, and still others are directly engaged in service to non-profit organizations. Leaders are trained under the auspices of the American Ethical Union Leadership Committee and certified (similar to ordination) by the AEU Board. Leaders work in partnership with lay members to promote the Ethical Culture Movement; they guide and support, bringing a spirit of shared commitment and connection. The National Leaders Council is the professional organization of certified Leaders and Leaders-in-Training, and is an affiliate of the American Ethical Union. Through their work in the National Leaders Council, Leaders engage in continuing education, mutual support, and movement-wide collaboration.
Learn more about what it takes to become a Leader with the Leadership Training Handbook.