Ethical Culture is a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working toward a more just and humane society.Ethical Culture affirms the moral integrity, dignity and worth of every human individual, regardless of religious creed, ethnic origin, race, gender, age, or sexual orientation.We are:Part of a part of a religious movement started with the New York Society for Ethical Culture, founded by Felix Adler in 1876. Our own Society has been around for over 50 years;We are:A community of members and friends from a wide range of backgrounds, beliefs and traditions, uniting on the common ground of religious humanism: affirmation of the individual worth of every human being, commitment to the democratic process, respect and appreciation for both individual difference and cultural diversity, relying on human compassion and intelligence as the best means for solving human problems and understanding our world;We believe:That all human beings have the freedom and responsibility to shape meaningful lives; we believe that all human beings have the opportunity and the obligation to act so as to bring out the best in others, and in so acting to discover they also bring out the best in themselves. We believe that each person has an inexhaustible potential for imaginative and constructive response to the problems and mysteries of existence;We wish:Not to indoctrinate, but to study, learn and act. We speak not of worship, but of reverence both for the finest expressions of human dignity, spirit, and creativity, and for the nurturing and inspiring natural world. We seek to enjoy life’s blessings, and to increase the possibility for all humanity to share in those blessings.