• Deed Before Creed

    Ethical Societies are where Humanists, Non-theists, Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Non-believers join together.
  • Fighting for Civil & Human Rights

    We strive to act so as to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves.
  • Exploring Meaning in Life

    We value the importance of living an ethical, responsible, and joyful life.

Ethical Humanism

Ethical Humanism/Ethical Culture is a moral faith that respects the dignity and worth of all life.
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Ethical Action

Ethical Action enables us to help create a better world for all who share it.
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Ethical Education

Ethical Education programming provides life-long learning for life-long growth.
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AEU Statement on New Zealand Terrorist Attack

The American Ethical Union utterly condemns the evil act of violence that took 49 lives and injured 48 people in Christchurch, New Zealand. Murder is always wrong, but atrocities which target a group of people because of their religion or ethnicity compound that wrong by harming not just the victims themselves but their entire community.
Read full statement here


Teens at the 2019 YES Conference Explore Prison Reform

Sophia B., president, YES 2020 On the weekend of March 1, 41 teens came together in St. Louis for this year’s YES (Youth of Ethical Societies) Conference. Teens from Bergen, Long Island, Mid Rivers, St. Louis, Westchester, and Washington...
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Wall of Remembrance

Compiled from Societies’ newsletters and websites, and newspaper obituaries Henry “Fritz” N. Williams (Baltimore) – Fritz Williams, 82, died December 24, 2018. He grew up in Palmerton and returned there in retirement with...
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The 400 Years Project

On January 1st of this year, I began a project marking the 400th year since the first people were brought against their will to the North American mainland from Africa. I urge you to join this project by subscribing to my blog. You will receive...
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View AEU Dialogue Fall 2018, our quarterly newsletter
See Ethical Action Report December 2017 on projects and campaigns
Read Reflections October 2018, an Ethical Culture journal

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Featured Platform Talks

Raw Life Meets the Law

Posted on 28 Jan 2019

Einstein’s Religion

Posted on 14 Jan 2019

Undone By Women

Posted on 28 Mar 2018