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

AEU Publications

View the AEU Dialogue Winter 2016 Issue to learn about the amazing work done by our organization, Societies, and affiliates. View All Newsletters
Read the Ethical Action Report February 2016 to be updated on Society projects and national campaigns to create a more ethical world. View All Ethical Action Reports
See Thoughts from AEU Board President Jan Broughton to stay current with the AEU. View All Thoughts from AEU Board

AEU Viewpoints

January 27, 2016 -- We expect government to accomplish the big things that individuals cannot do on their own. Many of us will say that protecting people's health and safety is its fundamental task and that we should generally organize ourselves so as to assure that all members of society have reasonable protection against the harshest hazards of life. But everyone, no matter what their political stripe, accepts that providing clean water is a job for government. I review these basic principles in trying to understand the debacle in Flint, Michigan. There, the state government and the Flint city government, run by state appointed city managers, have managed to poison the residents of Flint with toxic drinking water. Read More

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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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Move to Amend

Posted on 09 Feb 2016

I’m Not Who You’d Expect

Posted on 27 Jan 2016

Racial Literacy in Schools

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Keeping the Faith at College

Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, was the featured expert for the Affordable Colleges Online “Keeping the Faith” resources guide. Affordable Colleges Online is a website that provides tools and resources to help students make...
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Visiting Leaders Bureau is Live

We are proud to share our new Visiting Leaders Bureau. This service will enable Ethical Societies, especially smaller ones and those without Leaders, to request a Leader for a workshop or Platform talk. Societies will only need to pay $75 per Leader per day and provide...
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Job Opening: National Director for Ethical Education

Position: National Director for Ethical Education Reports to: Executive Director RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in cooperation with the Ethical Education Committee, the Executive Director, and with Ethical Education Directors of individual Ethical Societies to develop, promote and...
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