Deed before creed
Ethical Action is an expression of our core commitments to honor the worth of all people, cultivate relationships, and build justice. We work together to bring out the best in others and ourselves, enhancing everyone’s unique capacity and responsibility to contribute to a more humane world.
At the Ethical Society Mid Rivers we participate in several ethical action activities throughout the year:
Members of the Ethical Society Mid Rivers embrace diverse political and social viewpoints, and participate in a variety of causes on a local and national level. Some areas of focus are listed below:
Environmental issues are a focus for many Ethical Society members, who participate in organizations such as the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and the Sierra Club.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues:
The Ethical Society supports community groups that offer services to gay, lesbian, and bisexual people in the St. Louis area such as the PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and PROMO, advocates for equality for all Missourians.
The Ethical Society supports efforts to obtain universal affordable health care through organizations such as Missourians for Single Payer Health Care and Medicare for All.
Helping Those in Need:
The Ethical Society supports front-line efforts to help the homeless through Athiest Alliance Helping the Homeless-Saint Louis, and those in need through community organizations like Home Sweet Home and FISH of Saint Charles.
The Ethical Society is an advocate for an informed and politically aware population. We rely on nonpartisan organizations like the League of Women Voters of Missouri and Empower Missouri, to educate and inform on ballot issues.
The Ethical Society promotes advocacy, awareness and understanding about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness with the powerful organization NAMI St. Louis (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
The Ethical Society promotes respect for the civil rights and constitutional freedoms afforded all faiths and religions in conjunction with the Interfaith Alliance.
The Life After podcast series holds space for those leaving their faith.
The Ethical Society supports Faith Aloud and their efforts to ensure reproductive justice for all, and efforts to obtain universal affordable health care through organizations such as Missourians for Single Payer Health Care and Medicare for All.
Through KIVA the Ethical Society Mid Rivers sustains micro loans to people in developing nations to alleviate poverty. Visit the KIVA website for more information.
Victims of Domestic Violence:
Members advocate for domestic abuse victims and their rights and support local organizations like Lydia’s House, The Women’s Safe House, The Women’s Center, and ALIVE (Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments).