Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Humanism and Its Aspirations

Upcoming Events

The HAC team participated in the 2021 Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, September 18 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, with some members walking “virtually”. You can still donate by clicking on a team members name on the team page:

Board Meeting

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 3:30PM

All members are welcome to attend.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84156886334
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Discussion: Urban Parks - Equality, Diversity and Public Health

Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00PM

This is our monthly dinner discussion group. We have returned to meeting in-person in the Middle Room at the restaurant.With more …

Wood-n-Tap - Hamden, 2100 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, October 2, 2021, 2:30PM

This is our monthly discussion meeting, held at 2:30 PM on the first Saturday of each month.We have returned to holding these…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Virtual Social Dinner

Monday, October 4, 2021, 7:00PM

Join us for our Virtual Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people. For more information, see…


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Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:00PM

This is our monthly meeting, held on the third Monday of the month. The main program is announced closer to the date of the…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Book Discussions

"The Evolution of God" by Robert Wright

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for October is "The Evolution of God" by American journalist Robert Wright.

From Amazon:
In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony.

"An original, accessible and thought-provoking view of history...full of rich detail, ingenious insight and bold argument." – The Economist

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"The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for November (Thanksgiving) is “The Wordy Shipmates” by Sarah Vowell. From Amazon:”The Wordy Shipmates” is New York…

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"Adam Bede" by George Eliot

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for December is the classic “Adam Bede” by George Eliot. From Amazon:Carpenter Adam Bede is in love with the beautiful…

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Our Calendar


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You can RSVP for most HAC events via meetup.com.

Titles selected for our book discussions can be found in most local libraries or ordered from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble.

HAC is a chapter of the American Humanist Association, a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason, and a UU Humanists local group.