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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

Monthly Meeting: Statewide Coalition of Reason Picnic

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00AM

In lieu of a speaker, this month we will gather with other Humanists and Free-thinkers from around the state to socialize and strengthen our relationships.
It is a BYO picnic.
We have reserved a pavilion in the shade.
There are picnic tables, but
Bring a comfortable lawn chair if you wish.
The State Park can reach capacity for parking on a hot summer day, so plan to arrive early, & carpool if you can.

WHARTON BROOK STATE PARK, Route 5 , Wallingford CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 6:00PM

All members are welcome to attend.Please note the later starting time for the…

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Discussion - Altruism in our lives

Monday, August 22, 2022, 7:00PM

Join us for our August dinner discussion! If weather permits, we’ll meet on the patio.One of the 10 Commitments of Humanism is…

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

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, September 3, 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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Social Dinner

Monday, September 5, 2022, 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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Book Discussions

"Strange Rites" by Tara Isabella Burton

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for August is *Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World* by Tara Isabella Burton

From Amazon:
While rejecting traditional worship in unprecedented numbers, today's Americans are embracing a kaleidoscopic panoply of spiritual traditions, rituals, and subcultures – from astrology and witchcraft to SoulCycle and the alt-right…Faith is experiencing not a decline but a Renaissance. Disillusioned with organized religion and political establishments alike, more and more Americans are seeking out spiritual paths driven by intuition, not institutions. In *Strange Rites*, religious scholar and commentator Tara Isabella Burton visits with the techno-utopians of Silicon Valley; Satanists and polyamorous communities, witches from Bushwick, wellness junkies and social justice activists and devotees of Jordan Peterson, proving Americans are not abandoning religion but remixing it.

"A bracing tour through the myriad forms of bespoke spiritualism and makeshift quasi-religions springing up across America."– *The Wall Street Journal*

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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"Passing" by Nella Larsen

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for September is *Passing* by Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen. (Last year we read her other novel *Quicksand*.)…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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"Home in the World" by Amartya Sen

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for October is *Home in the World: A Memoir* by prize-winning economist Amartya Sen. From Amazon:[Economist Amartya]…

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.