Northern Virginia Ethical Society

"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"
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Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society

Ethical culture is a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a humane society.

Our faith is in the capacity and responsibility of human beings to help create a better world.

Our commitment is to the worth and the dignity of the individual and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in her or him.

Members join together in ethical societies to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals, to celebrate life's joys, to support each other through life's crises, and to work together to improve our world and the world of our children.