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

Winter Solstice Celebration & Annual Meeting!

Monday, December 19, 2022, 6:30PM

After 2 years of remote celebrations, we will return to our traditional POTLUCK DINNER! with live music provided by Mickey Koth and Wild Notes!
Please bring a dish to share.
There will be a short Annual Meeting, primarily for the Election of the Board of Directors.
Jim Ritter will enlighten us with a Solstice Quiz, and Doug Peary will do the annual reading of Lois Woodrow’s “Ode to the Tilt”.
You will have an opportunity to pay your Membership dues, both for 2022, if you have not yet paid, and for 2023; please bring a check or cash. Nina Stein, our Treasurer, will be ready to collect!
There will also be a small “book sale” of publications of interest to Humanists, cash only.
Let’s get together and CELEBRATE!

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Annual Brunch at Pacific Buffet & Grill

Sunday, December 25, 2022, 12:00PM

Enjoy our year-end brunch with other humanists! We’re returning to the buffet restaurant in Wallingford that we have met at in…

Pacific Buffet & Grill, 20 Ives Rd, Wallingford CT

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Courtesy Posting: Coalition of Reason New Year's Day Potluck

Sunday, January 1, 2023, 12:00PM

Join humanists, atheists and freethinkers from all over Connecticut for this Connecticut Coalition of Reason…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Social Dinner

Monday, January 2, 2023, 7:00PM

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

Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant, 85 Howe St, New Haven CT

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 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

"Grace Without God" by Katherine Ozment

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for December is *Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age* by Katherine Ozment.

From Amazon:
Meet “the Nones” – In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion.

Writer, journalist, and secular mother of three Katherine Ozment came face-to-face with the fundamental issue of the Nones when her son asked her the simplest of questions: “what are we?” Unsettled by her reply – “Nothing” – she set out on a journey to find a better answer. She traversed the frontier of American secular life, sought guidance in science and the humanities, talked with noted scholars, and wrestled with her own family’s attempts to find meaning and connection after religion.

“What an important book. I inhaled every word. Every person struggling to live a meaningful life will find wisdom and sustenance in *Grace Without God*." – Mary Johnson, author of *An Unquenchable Thirst*

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"The Bridge of San Luis Ray" by Thornton Wilder

Saturday, January 21, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for January is the classic *The Bridge of San Luis Rey* by playwright, novelist, and Hamden-resident Thornton Wilder….

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 2:30PM

**[Note Date: 4th Saturday rather than 3rd Saturday.]** Our book for Febuary is the *The Souls of Black Folk* by African-American …

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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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.