Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ethical Culture a religion?  For those who view religion as a set of values to which people are committed and in terms of which they find a faith to live by, Ethical Culture is considered a religion.

Is Ethical Culture considered a religion by all its members?  Some members associate the word "religion” with creeds and sectarianism. For them, Ethical Culture is a fellowship based upon a philosophy of life, emphasizing education, growth, and social service with the purpose of helping people live better lives.

Does Ethical Culture accept the idea of a god?  Ethical Culture is nontheistic and humanist in emphasis and members are not committed to any theology. We leave belief in a deity up to the individual.

If you would like more information, contact Leader Anne Klaeysen or Membership Associate Margaret Determann.