Welcome to The Northern Virginia Ethical Society
"Act so as to bring out the best in others, and thereby in yourself"
Welcome to NoVES!
We are a humanist congregation that practices Ethical Culture, a movement begun in 1876 by Felix Adler.
The mission of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society is to bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves, strengthen our relationships with one another, and build a more humane world by offering a program that promotes ethical growth and learning, builds and sustains community and implements ethical action beyond our Society.
We invite you to visit us on a Sunday morning. You might find the kind of caring, welcoming community you didn't even know was out there - just waiting for you to become part of it!
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" NoVES is my preferred forum for both intellectual discourse and related ethical action based on a humanistic understanding of our physical and social world. The many opportunities for civic action take us beyond just discourse. NoVES is my gateway to lifelong friendships, both locally and globally, with folk seeking to draw out the best in us all. " -- Govind N.
"NoVES is my Humanist community, inclusive of my whole family. I especially appreciate the wonderful Sunday school which teaches Humanist values and religious studies. I've made life long friends and fond memories here." - Kelly H.
What do our members say about NoVES? Read our Member Testimonials and find out!