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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

Humanist Explorations - She Loves Me

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 2:30PM

Please note we have changed the date of this meeting to the second Saturday of the month!

“She Loves Me” is based on the 1938 play “Parfumerie.” A tale of two people who work in a small shop and are constantly at odds with one another, are unaware that they are romantically involved via a lonely-hearts club, writing to each other as “Dear Freind.” Several film incarnations of this story are well known (“The Shop Around the Corner” and in the nineties, Nora Ephron’s “You’ve Got Mail”). This version, the Broadway Musical from 1963, is not well known but achieved the status of a “cult” show following its short original run. This production from 1978 by the BBC is stunning and charming and perfect for an early spring afternoon when love is in bloom.

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Monthly Meeting - Earth Month Program with Gary Yohe

Monday, April 15, 2024, 6:30PM

Please join us for a very special Earth Month event when Gary Yohe will tell us what a prominent climate researcher wishes the…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 7:00PM

All members of the Humanist Association of Connecticut are welcome to attend. If you have something to bring to the board or wish …

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Northern Social Dinner

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 7:00PM

Join us at Butterfly Chinese Restaurant on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford for some friendly and interesting…

Butterfly Restaurant, 831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford CT

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 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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Book Discussions

"The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for April is The Last Temptation of Christ, the controversial novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.

From Wikipedia: The Last Temptation of Christ (or The Last Temptation) is a historical novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in its original Greek in 1955 before being translated into English in 1960. The novel depicts the life of Jesus and his struggles with various forms of temptation, including fear, doubt, depression, reluctance, and lust.

Upon its publication, the book was condemned by the Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church; it has since been challenged by numerous Christian groups and conservative organizations. The 1988 film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese was similarly controversial.

“Kazantzakis struggled mightily to find truth in the fiction of the Gospels. The truth he sought eluded him… The most prominent truth…is one he would likely be loath to own; the truth told by his fiction is that the Gospels are a fiction.” – Stephen R. Welch, Free Inquiry

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"American Midnight" by Adam Hochschild

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for May is American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis by Adam…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Survival of the Friendliest" by Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for June is Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity by researchers…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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You can download the New Haven Free Public Library’s flyer for the 2024 book discussions at the Wilson Branch.

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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.