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, October 24, 2021, 3:30PM

All members are welcome to attend.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84156886334
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Discussion - A Friendly Ghost Story

Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:00PM

Just in time for Halloween, a discussion of “ghosting.” A common complaint of job-seekers describing how they’ll apply for a job, …

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

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Fall Foliage Leaf-Peeping Walk

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00PM

We will take a fall foliage leaf-peeping walk on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. The walk will be about 2 miles along a very …

Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Ave, Hamden CT

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Virtual Social Dinner

Monday, November 1, 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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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, November 6, 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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Book Discussions

"The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for November (Thanksgiving) is "The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell.

Note: Due to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) Convention being held in Boston on the weekend of Nov. 20, the discussion will be on Nov. 13 (second Saturday of the month rather than our usual third Saturday). Also, due to scheduling issues with USNH, this discussion will be held via Zoom.

From Amazon:
"The Wordy Shipmates" is New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Vowell’s exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill.”

To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Vowell investigates what that means and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and-corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance.

Essayist and public radio regular Vowell (Assassination Vacation) revisits America's Puritan roots in this witty exploration of the ways in which our country's present predicaments are inextricably tied to its past. – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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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.