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.
" 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!
Blogs and Articles
Bart Worden, AEU Executive Director, presented "Compassion and Justice: How the American Ethical Union plans to bring ethics to life."
James Croft, Outreach Director of the St. Louis Society presented "We Should All Be Protesters."
NoVES member Dr. Elham Hassen presented "Reproductive Health: Stories From The Field" about her experiences working in reproductive health in Africa.
Check them out on SoundCloud and our Facebook Feed below!
Sunday Lunch Discussion GroupWant to keep the conversation going? Meet us at a local restaurant for lunch at 1:00 PM after the platform. Location to be announced.
AEU Voices at the Table Fund
AEU in the News
Philadelphia and Baltimore Ethical Society Leader Hugh Taft Morales was quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post concerning a meeting that took place with members of Philadelphia's clergy and Starbucks' Executive Chairman Howard Schultz and its CEO Kevin Johnson after the incident of racial profiling at a Philadelphia Starbucks.
Future of Ethical Societies