• 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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Statement Against Rescinding DACA

September 2017 -- The American Ethical Union deplores the reversal of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. The reversal of DACA violates the fundamental ethical principle that children ought not to be held responsible for the actions of their parents. Reprehensibly, it instills fear in 800,000 young immigrants who have found protection under DACA, many of whom know no home other than the United States. Further, it undercuts the economic and personal strength they bring to America, and opposes the deeply ingrained and proud tradition of welcoming immigrants to the United States. Read more here


As an African American Lesbian Woman, I Will Not Be Quiet

Lujira Cooper, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture I am, as one can see, an African American...
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Sharing Our Story with “Know Your Neighbor”

In July 2017 we particpated in the Know Your Neighbor campaign to share stories demonstrating...
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2017 Elliott-Black Award

The American Ethical Union honored Free Your Voice with the 2017 Elliott-Black Award at our...
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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Posted on 14 Sep 2017
View AEU Dialogue Summer 2017 to learn about our organization, Societies, and affiliates.
See Ethical Action Report September 2017 for news on Society projects and national campaigns.
Read Reflections July 2017 to explore ideas animating Ethical Culture and enriching life.
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