The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia is a community of individuals dedicated to nurturing more meaningful and engaged lives. We meet each Sunday at 11:00AM to seek wisdom, nurture compassion, and stoke humanist inspiration. We believe that deed is more important than creed, and we work as individuals and together to allow all people to be safe, educated and empowered. Our shared values include respecting the worth of every person, building ethical relationships, and establishing social justice. We are non-theist, embracing neither atheism nor theism, choosing instead to focus on “the hear and now” through cooperative naturalistic solutions to local and global challenges.

Here at our community home you’ll find thoughtful classes, humanist celebrations, and opportunities to join others working for social justice while having fun! In Philadelphia, since 1885, the Ethical Humanist Society has served as a meeting place for many progressive groups, including currently Pennsylvanians for an Alternative to the Death Penalty and Amnesty International. We are part of the American Ethical Union and are affiliated though this federation with the Secular Coalition for America. Visit us at 1906 Rittenhouse Square or on-line at or contact Leader Hugh Taft-Morales at

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  • July 13 · 7:00 PM

    The Tolerance Dilemma

    11 Ethical Humanists | 5.00

    This is a joint event sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society and Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. Is tolerance the answer to reducing alienation... Learn more
  • May 4, 2014 · 8:00 PM

    Get Real - a freethought comedy show in Philly

    4 Ethical Humanists

    Sunday May 4, 2014 Visible Friends Presents GET REAL. Comedy you can believe in! Hosted by: DOOGIE HORNER - Doogie Horner is a comedian,... Learn more
  • January 19, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr.

    2 Ethical Humanists

    You are invited to a talk honoring Martin Luther King Jr. this Sunday at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia.  It is part of the 11:00AM Sunday morning program... Learn more
  • December 9, 2013 · 5:30 PM

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights event

    4 Ethical Humanists

    We are hosting and co-sponsoring with the local United Nations Association chapter a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,... Learn more
  • December 8, 2013 · 11:00 AM

    Tree of Knowledge 2013

    1 Member

    Come help decorate the Tree of Knowledge in the lobby of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia at 1906 Rittenhouse Square around noon on December 8th!  We join... Learn more
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