HUMANITAS: THE AFRICANA ETHICAL SOCIETY is a naturalistic humanist organization that promotes community and personal values based on the principles that as human beings we all have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that (1) every age has to work out a set of ethical principles in keeping with its history, culture, and current events (2) we have to seek solutions to our problems by using our intelligence, skills, knowledge, and creativity to the utmost and by a profound knowledge of our history and present realities. (3) We believe that ignorance, intolerance for a diversity of viewpoints, and anti-intellectualism are great stumbling blocks to the development of Africana peoples, individually and collectively.
HUMANITAS: THE AFRICANA ETHICAL SOCIETY seeks to promote (1) the development of the arts, music, literature, philosophy, and science (2) encourages intellectual development, rationality, and scientific analysis (3) encourages community development and human solidarity (4) exposes its members to the teachings about world religions and the cultures of the many different peoples who live on this planet, recognizing that this knowledge is vital for the twenty-first century (5) provide opportunities for members to develop their skills and abilities to the fullest potentials and to cultivate a community in quest of a genuine maadili ya watu (6) develop strategies to strengthen family systems and foster economic cooperation. Consequently, in our teaching and leadership training we emphasize the value of tradition, the dynamics of continuity and change, economic security, and individual and community well-being. Ultimately HUMANITAS: THE AFRICANA ETHICAL SOCIETY seeks to cultivate the understanding that education is a value in and of itself and there is a direct correlation between economic and social stability, mental health, and spiritual striving.
HUMANITAS: THE AFRICANA ETHICAL SOCIETY postulates that there needs to be an alternative that promotes African history and culture as central to the lives of Africana peoples.
Our goal is to continue to build an institution to disseminate knowledge including Africana scholarship, ideas, and philosophy which have been marginalized in Western systems of thought and to establish ethical principles relevant to our current reality while working in solidarity with people of other cultural formation in an attempt to embrace the universality of the human experience.