Northern Virginia Ethical Society

"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"
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The Eight Commitments of Ethical Culture
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The Eight Commitments of Ethical Culture


1. Ethics is central.

2. Ethics begins with choice.

3. We choose to treat each other as ends, not merely as means.

4. We seek to act with integrity.

5. We are committed to educate ourselves.

6. Self-reflection and our social nature require us to shape a more humane world.

7. Democratic process is essential to our task.

8. Life itself inspires religious response.