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

Board Meeting

Sunday, March 26, 2023, 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 to attend, please contact our president. The link to attend will be sent out prior to the meeting.

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Dinner Discussion - Empathy

Monday, March 27, 2023, 7:00PM

Join us for our March dinner discussion!

One of the 10 Commitments of Humanism is empathy. How does empathy show up in your…

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

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, April 1, 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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Social Dinner

Monday, April 3, 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…

Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave, West Haven CT

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Monthly Meeting

Monday, April 17, 2023, 6:30PM

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

"Black Narcissus" by Rumer Godden

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for April is the Black Narcissus by the novelist Rumer Godden.

From Amazon: [F]ive European Sisters of the Servants of Mary leave their monastery in Darjeeling, India, and make their way to remote Mopu in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. There, in the opulent, abandoned palace where an Indian general housed his harem, the holy sisters hope to establish a school and a health clinic. Their aim is to help combat superstition, ignorance, and disease among the mistrusting natives in the village below…

But all too soon, the isolation, the ghosts and lurid history, and the literally breathtaking beauty of this high, lonely place in the Asian mountains begin to take a serious toll on [the] nuns. And their burdens may prove too heavy to bear, exposing a vulnerable humanity that threatens to undermine the best intentions of the purest hearts.

“For all its convent setting, the novel thrums with sex, portrayed with a subtlety that seems only to intensify its power. The story is simple, but the narrative takes an unshakeable hold, building to a climax involving sexual obsession, insanity, and tragic death, which, despite the gothic elements, is handled with masterful restraint.” – The Guardian

Supplementary Film: Black Narcissus (1947) by Powell & Pressburger

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Supreme Inequality" by Adam Cohen

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for May is the Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America by lawyer…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Work: A Deep History" by James Suzman

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 2:30PM

Note the date: June Book Discussion is the 4th Saturday of the month rather than the 3rd!

Our book for June is the Work: A Deep…

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.