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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.
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Upcoming Events

The walk on November 14, 2021, featured in the November newsletter, has been cancelled.

Humanist Explorations - “ Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 2:00PM

As we begin the holiday season, a healthy dose of cheer and uplift is in order. "This 2019 American documentary film is about the creation and significance of the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by Max Lewkowicz, it features interviews with Fiddler creators such as Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, and Harold Prince, as well as scholars, actors, and other musical theatre figures such as Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The documentary includes rarely-seen footage of the original Broadway cast as well as interviews with creators, actors, theatrical figures, and scholars. " ​ ​This film runs one hour, forty five minutes long, so please note an earlier than usual starting time ( 2:00 pm ), to allow plenty of time for post show conversation.
We will begin promptly.
According to USNH Covid policy, we will be masked and distanced; refreshments cannot be served.

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Virtual Social Dinner

Monday, December 6, 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…

Hamden

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Annual Meeting & Winter Solstice Celebration

Monday, December 20, 2021, 7:00PM

Join us Monday, December 20, at 7pm.We know it may be disappointing, but conditions are still not right for us to return to…

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, January 1, 2022, 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, January 3, 2022, 7:00PM

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

Hamden

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Book Discussions

"Adam Bede" by George Eliot

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for December is the classic "Adam Bede" by George Eliot.

Note: the discussion will be in person (at USNH) but we anticipate having a 'hybrid' (Zoom in) option. Details will be posted before the discussion.

From Amazon:
Carpenter Adam Bede is in love with the beautiful Hetty Sorrel, but unknown to him, he has a rival, in the local squire’s son Arthur Donnithorne. Hetty is soon attracted by Arthur’s seductive charm and they begin to meet in secret. The relationship is to have tragic consequences that reach far beyond the couple themselves, touching not just Adam Bede, but many others, not least, pious Methodist Preacher Dinah Morris. A tale of seduction, betrayal, love and deception, the plot of "Adam Bede" has the quality of an English folk song. Within the setting of Hayslope, a small, rural community, Eliot brilliantly creates a sense of earthy reality, making the landscape itself as vital a presence in the novel as that of her characters themselves.*

“"Adam Bede" has taken its place among the actual experiences and endurances of my life.” – Charles Dickens

Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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"Evil Geniuses" by Kurt Andersen

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for January is “Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History” by journalist writer Kurt Andersen. (We read…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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"Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" by David W. Blight

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for February is “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by Yale historian David W. Blight. From Amazon:As a young man…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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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.