AEU Supports Federal Justice Oversight of Police

The American Ethical Union supports U.S. Department of Justice monitoring of troubled police departments and urges Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to reverse his stated plan to back away from such monitoring, to continue the oversight of departments that have already been...
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Call to Action on Immigration Executive Orders

The American Ethical Union signed the below statement from Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters Faith-based and humanist groups call on government to reaffirm American values “Although the U.S. is a nation of immigrants and has a long history of welcoming refugees from...
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Statement on 2016 Presidential Election

Our nation has been roiled by controversies and divisions in the runup to the 2016 election and, although we may feel relieved that the election season has come to an end, we face an uncertain future with many difficult obstacles before us both at home and abroad. In his...
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Let Love Overcome Hate in Orlando

by Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader of Baltimore Ethical Society and Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia As the news about the Orlando shooting trickled in over the course of the weekend, we all had a sense of déjà vu. Once again senseless violence leaves dozens dead and wounded...
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Call For Unity Following Belgium and Turkey Tragedies

The American Ethical Union supports An Open Call For Unity Following Belgium and Turkey Tragedies, started by Muslim Advocates and signed by over 65 advocacy groups. We stand in solidarity with the people of Belgium and Turkey in the wake of recent attacks in Brussels, Ankara and...
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Waterlogged in Flint, Michigan or What is Government For Anyway?

January 27, 2016 — Why do we have an organized government anyway? Sometimes it’s important to stop and reconsider the fundamental questions, especially when, by its unresponsiveness, government calls its very worth into question. We expect government to accomplish the...
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Enough is Enough

A statement from Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture posted on December 8, 2015 We have all heard the expression “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” I have been paying attention, and I am outraged. That...
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Support Parliament Declarations

The Parliament of World’s Religions, the global interfaith movement, focused the 2015 conference on the following six declarations (click links to read and sign them): Emerging Leaders Dignity and Human Rights of Women Income Inequality and the Widening Wealth Gap Climate...
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AEU, BES, and AHA Statement on Baltimore

May 1 — The Baltimore Ethical Society (BES), American Ethical Union (AEU), and American Humanist Association (AHA) offer sincere condolences to the family of Freddie Gray, and to all suffering from the events in Baltimore this past week. Gray’s death is a tragedy for...
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AEU Calls for Change after Ferguson Decision

Last night St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced that the grand jury decided that no criminal indictment was called for against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While we hope that the jury...
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