• 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 Opposes Ban on Transgender People Serving in the Military

The American Ethical Union unequivocally opposes the Supreme Court decision to lift injunctions blocking a policy preventing transgender people serving in the military. This decision demeans trans people, sending the message that they are second class citizens, unworthy of the rights of civil participation others enjoy.
Read full statement here


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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Ask an Atheist

The U.S. is one of the most religious wealthy nations in the world. But the number of Americans who identify as an atheist is on the rise—as high as 26 percent, according to some estimates. Some atheists identify as spiritual; so...
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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

Find all publications and more materials in Resources


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