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 photos of the debate at Western University in January, 2013), and we have fun at our summer and winter solstice parties in July and December. Pictures from our 2013 Winter Solstice Party.

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

Learn more about us.


Next Meeting:

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 pm

Parent-Child Attachment and Mental Health

Dr. David Pederson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, UWO

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

Future Meetings:

Wednesday, June 11, 7:00 pm

Losing Faith in Faith

Dan Barker

After working for 18 years as a well-known Evangelical Christian minister and musician, Dan Barker lost his faith and is now co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation in the U.S. He will speak about why he became an atheist and will discuss how one can live a moral life without believing in God.

Wolf Performance Hall, London Central Library

All are welcome!

Free admission

Winter Solstice Party

December 14, 2013.


What's New?

Download the latest issue of The Enlightenment.

We recently conducted a survey of HALA members and friends asking what they particularly want to get out of our monthly meetings, the topics and meeting formats that they prefer, and what other sorts of activities they’d like HALA to be involved in. Click here to see the results of this survey.

Goldie Emerson's most recent article in the London Free Press, "Governments must protect the middle class."

"How I Became a Humanist" - talks given by HALA members Goldie Emerson and Rod Martin at our February meeting, reprinted in a special issue of The Enlightenment.

Despite the stormy winter weather, we had a fun time at our annual Winter Solstice party at the 427 Wing on December 14. Watch the video on this page.

"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.

"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.