American Ethical Union


The American Ethical Union is the national governing body of Ethical Culture, or Ethical Humanism – a social movement and community centered on ethics, not theology, whose mission is to foster a world that is democratic, compassionate, just, and sustainable.  Members are committed to “Deed Before Creed” and personal ethical development in their relationships with others and in activities involving social action and environmental stewardship.  We advocate for reason, compassion, and rational thinking so that we can celebrate with and support each other through life.

Find a Society Near You!

The AEU’s Ethics for Children program provides ethics education and coming of age programs for children and teenagers at many Ethical Societies around the country.

Silicon Valley, CA             Washington, D.C.                 Chicago, IL
Baltimore, MD                 Boston, MA                           Mid Rivers, MO
St. Louis, MO
                   Teaneck, NJ                           Maplewood, NJ
Brooklyn, NY                    White Plains, NY                   Long Island, NY
Ossining, NY                    Manhattan, NY                      Bronx, NY
Chapel Hill NC                 Asheville, NC                         Philadelphia, PA
Austin, TX                         Vienna, VA