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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

There’s a flyer for the Other Side of Prospect panel talk on Sunday, February 25:

Social Dinner

Monday, March 4, 2024, 7:00PM

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

For more information, see https://www.cthumanist.org

Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave, West Haven CT

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Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 18, 2024, 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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Board Meeting

Sunday, March 24, 2024, 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 …

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Northern Social Dinner

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 7:00PM

Join us at Butterfly Chinese Restaurant on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford for some friendly and interesting…

Butterfly Restaurant, 831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford CT

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Social Dinner

Monday, April 1, 2024, 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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Book Discussions

"Humanly Possible" by Sarah Blakewell

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for March is Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope by Sarah Blakewell.

From Amazon: Voyaging from the literary enthusiasts of the fourteenth century to the secular campaigners of our own time,… Bakewell brings together extraordinary humanists across history. She explores their immense variety: some sought to promote scientific and rationalist ideas, others put more emphasis on moral living, and still others were concerned with the cultural and literary studies known as “the humanities.” Humanly Possible asks not only what brings all these aspects of humanism together but why it has such enduring power, despite opposition from fanatics, mystics, and tyrants.

[A]t a moment when we are all too conscious of the world’s divisions, Humanly Possible – brimming with ideas, experiments in living, and respect for the deepest ethical values – serves as a re-centering, a call to care for one another, and a reminder that we are all, together, only human.

“Engagingly written as well as richly informative … every thinker, every book, every movement is located lightly and precisely in relation to its past and its influence on the present day. I can’t imagine a better history of humanism, nor one that is so vividly persuasive.” – Philip Pullman, author His Dark Materials trilogy

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for April is The Last Temptation of Christ, the controversial novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.

From Wikipedia:
The Last…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"American Midnight" by Adam Hochschild

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for May is American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis by Adam…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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You can download the New Haven Free Public Library’s flyer for the 2024 book discussions at the Wilson Branch.

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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.