• 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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Register now for 103rd AEU Assembly

Join AEU in Albuquerque, NM June 7-10, 2018 for "Seeds for the Future: Environmental Justice and Ethical Culture" (#ethicalseeds2018). Book your hotel room now and REGISTER ONLINE with our new very easy to use form (pdf registration will be available soon). Early bird discounts continue until May 7th and more announcements coming soon. See you in New Mexico! Can't join? Consider donating to Voices at the Table Fund to help others attend. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.


How Would You Help Spread Ethical Culture?

Apply now for the Mossler Fellowship (Google Form) The Ethical Culture Movement is made up of dedicated and passionate Societies across the US supported by the American Ethical Union (AEU). Do you have a project idea to help us expand the...
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Humanism and Anti-Blackness

by Bart Worden, Executive Director of American Ethical Union, originally published on TheHumanist.com How do you explain the lack of success of Black Americans since the Emancipation Proclamation? What do you say about the high levels of...
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AEU Gun Control Statement

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, FL, American Ethical Union reaffirms its commitment to strict gun control and for an end to the culture of gun violence On the afternoon of February 14th a teenager shot and killed seventeen people, including thirteen children, with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle he had purchased legally. As our hearts break for the victims and families of this atrocious shooting—and for the victims and families of the many school shootings that have preceded it—we at the American Ethical Union are led to ask: “How many people must die before we confront the evil of gun violence in America?” Read full statement here


View AEU Dialogue Winter 2018, our quarterly newsletter
See Ethical Action Report December 2017 on projects and campaigns
Read Reflections February 2018, an Ethical Culture journal

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Featured Platform Talks

Education: A Vehicle for Change

Posted on 28 Feb 2018

Good Science, Bad Politics

Posted on 14 Feb 2018

Courage to Be Ourselves

Posted on 28 Jan 2018