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!
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:00 pm
Bob Ripley served as an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada for more than three decades, including 15 years as senior minister of Metropolitan United Church in London, Ontario. He is also a syndicated weekly newspaper columnist with Sun Media (including the London Free Press). He will speak about his journey from faith to unbelief. His recently-published book "Life Beyond Belief: A Preacher's Deconversion" will be available for purchase and signing by the author after the presentation.
London Central Library
All are welcome!
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.
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".
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.