Welcome to HALA

PLEASE NOTE: New venue and starting time for our monthly meetings! We are now meeting at the Stephenson-Hunt Room in the Central Library, beginning at 7:00 pm. Click here for directions.

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.

If you believe in reason, compassion, critical thinking, science, justice, integrity, equality, and tolerance … welcome to our community! Click here for information about our next meeting.

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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 pm

Addressing Canada's Religious and Cultural Conflicts

Group discussion led by
André Lachance and Rod Martin

Today, many people feel that Islam is a threat to Western values, more so than any other religious or cultural group. What role should Humanists play in the public discourse? Where do we draw the line between compromise and confrontation? To begin, André Lachance and Rod Martin will each briefly share their thoughts, followed by an extended open discussion  with everyone present. We look forward to an evening of thought-provoking dialogue!

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

REMINDER: Our meetings are now in the Stephenson-Hunt room at the Central Library, 251 Dundas Street. Also please note the new start time: 7:00 pm!
Click here for directions.

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 recent issues of The Enlightenment:    March, 2016; ;   April, 2016; ;   May, 2016

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Ethics linked to justice and fairness";  "In our stars or in ourselves?".

Download Dr. Dozois' Powerpoint presentation from the March 9 HALA meeting on cognitive therapy for depression.

Photos of our Summer Picnic on July 12, 2015

Three of our members relate how they became Humanists, in a recent issue of The Enlightenment.

HALA Board member Don Hatch has published a book entitled The Road Not Travelled. Read about it in this special issue of the Enlightenment. You can also buy a copy of it at our next HALA meeting.

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.