Mission and Vision

Foundational Principles

The Ethical Society of St. Louis, in all its practices and endeavors, is guided by the following foundational principles:

  • We recognize the importance and worth of every human being and value the unique qualities present within each individual.
  • We seek to promote personal moral development and social responsibility.
  • We foster a caring and supportive community, recognizing that our relationships bind us together.
  • We are dedicated to the principle that respect, compassion, and integrity are the building blocks of personal and global harmony.
  • We are committed to life-long learning and self-improvement, seeking truth and meaning in all that we do.

Mission Statement

The Ethical Society of St. Louis inspires ethical living in a humanist-centered congregation by affirming the worth of every person and advocating the primacy of ethical behavior above any creed.

Vision Statement

The Ethical Society of St. Louis will be a large, welcoming, humanist community of diverse members, recognized throughout the region for its commitment and practices in support of ethical living, behavior, and action.

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Governance Pages

Ethical Society of St. Louis is a welcoming home to Humanists, and community is very important to us. We want you to feel a part of our community and that, for many people, means more than just coming to our Sunday Programs.