Welcome to HALA

We are a group of people from southwestern Ontario, Canada, who share the view that humans can live a meaningful, ethical, and joyful life without belief in religion or the supernatural. We meet most months on the second Wednesday of the month at the Cross Cultural Learner Centre in downtown London, Ontario. We usually have guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics such as Humanism, science, philosophy, or history, followed by a time of discussion and an opportunity to mingle over coffee and cookies.

Each year we also host larger meetings for the general public (see announcement for our Wolf Hall event with Dan Barker which was held on June 11), and we have fun at our summer and winter solstice parties in July and December. Pictures from our 2013 Winter Solstice Party.   Video of our 2013 Summer Picnic

If you believe in reason, compassion, creativity, critical thinking, justice, integrity, equality, science, progress, and pluralism … welcome to our community!

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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, January 14, 7:30 pm

Ingenious Minds:
The Discoverers of Electricity and Electronics

Don Hatch

Don Hatch, past president of HALA and editor of our mini-journal The Enlightenment, will speak about the fascinating story of the people who discovered electricity and electronics, which helped usher in the marvels of our modern age. This will also be our Annual General Meeting, with a brief review of the past year and election of Board members for the coming year.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

HALA at the Pride Parade

HALA members and friends marching in the Pride Parade in London, Ontario, July 27, 2014.

Winter Solstice Party

December 14, 2013.

"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.

What's New?

Download Tony Martin's interesting Powerpoint presentation on Humanism and the Founding Fathers of the US from our meeting on October 8.

Read Goldie Emerson's most recent article in the London Free Press, "Every human has some inherent worth".

Download the October 2014 issue of The Enlightenment.

Several HALA members and friends marched in the London Pride Parade on Sunday, July 27. Watch the video.

Dan Barker (front row, right) with HALA Board members at the Wolf Hall event on June 11.

HALA member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at the Westmount branch of the London Public Library on May 3.

"How Can I Be Happy?"

A short Humanist video exploring happiness and the meaning of life, narrated by Stephen Fry, produced by the British Humanist Association.