1971 – Sex Discrimination

Submitted to and Passed by the AEU 63rd Assembly Whereas, discrimination against any group of citizens is unethical and weakens the moral stature of our nation; and Whereas, the American Ethical Union has passed specific resolutions condemning discrimination on the basis of race,...
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1971 – Equal Rights

Submitted to and Passed by the AEU 63rd Assembly Whereas, the American Ethical Union has always affirmed the dignity, worth, and equal rights of all human beings; and Whereas, many groups of people in our country, including women, blacks, Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, the...
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1971 – 1971 As International Year To Combat Racism

Submitted to and Passed by the AEU 63rd Assembly An inherent factor of the Ethical Movement is that any evaluation of man based on race, color, creed, sex or ethnic origin is a violation of the Movement’s ethical principles. Therefore, the American Ethical Union and the...
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1962 – Church-State Separation is of Paramount Importance

Submitted by the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island and passed by the AEU Whereas the American Ethical Union has in its past resolutions expressed itself as firmly opposed to any breaching of the constitutional wall of separation between church and state; and Whereas...
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1961 – Against Aid To Sectarian Schools And Religious Observances In Public Schools

Submitted by the Ethical Society of St. Louis and passed by the AEU Whereas the principle of separation between church and state as embodied in the First Amendment to the Constitution is threatened by efforts to secure aid for church-related schools; and Whereas of late...
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1960 – AEU Alerts Members To Problems Of Aging, Urging Studies And Cooperative Action

Submitted to and Passed at 53rd AEU Assembly, which convened in Philadelphia The American Ethical Union recognizes as a primary obligation that it must encourage whatever is feasible to alleviate hardships and infirmities of senior citizens who, due to their advancing years, may...
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1960 – Strong Advocacy for Disarmament, United Nations Peace Forces, and World Organization And Cooperation

AEU Emphasizes its Strong Advocacy for Disarmament, United Nations Peace Forces, and World Organization And Cooperation Submitted to and Passed at 53rd AEU Assembly, which convened in Philadelphia Whereas the protection of the individual and of national communities cannot be...
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1960 – Abolition of Capital Punishment Advocated

Submitted to and Passed at 53rd AEU Assembly, which convened in Philadelphia Because we believe in the worth of every human personality and are, therefore, opposed to Capital Punishment, we call upon the legislatures in all states in which the death penalty prevails and upon the...
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1960 – Opposition To All Forms Of Racial Discrimination

Submitted to and Passed at 53rd AEU Assembly, which convened in Philadelphia Whereas millions of our citizens, by reason of race or color, are systematically denied equal protection of the law in voting, housing, education, employment and access to public facilities; and Whereas...
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1958 – Outbreaks Caused by Racial and Religious Intolerance

AEU Deplores Outbreaks Caused by Racial and Religious Intolerance Submitted to and Passed by the AEU Assembly, which was convened in Brooklyn, NY The American Ethical Union deplores the violent outbreaks which have recently occurred in various parts of the United States against...
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1954 – Belief in Supreme Being Not Necessary for Moral Life

Submitted by the Ethical Society of St. Louis and Passed by AEU Whereas this nation is composed of individuals of diverse racial, cultural and religious backgrounds, each entitled to equal protection and freedom of thought under the Constitution; and Whereas many patriotic...
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1951 – AEU Asks Inclusion in Covenant of Declaration of Human Rights

Submitted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Passed by AEU Whereas, the General Assembly of the United Nations has requested the Economic and Social Council to call upon the Commission on Human Rights to reconsider the Covenant on Human Rights; and Whereas, it is the...
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