Adler developed the ideas of Ethical Culture from philosophies of Kant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and socialism. He found in ethics a common ground for diverse religious traditions and faith communities. Although his approach is non-religious, it is neither anti-religious nor atheistic. He conceived religiosity in a much broader sense than that defined by one particular religious sect or tradition.
Unificationism is trying to establish an ethical society through the formation of ideal family. It teaches that ethics are universal because they originate from the relationships within the original family, which God intended to establish as His image. The relationships of love between husband and wife, siblings and parents and children should extend to the community, nation and world. While Adler as well as Kant identified reason as the primary faculty of morality, Unificationism emphasizes the primacy of love.
Unification Aspects is designed to relate the subject of this article to Unification Thought and to aid teachers and researchers who wish to further pursue these topics from a unification perspective.