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 Bob Ripley which was held on November 12, 2014), and we have fun at our summer and winter solstice parties in July and December. Pictures from our 2013 Winter Solstice Party. Photos of our 2015 Summer Picnic
If you believe in reason, compassion, creativity, critical thinking, justice, integrity, equality, science, progress, and pluralism … welcome to our community!
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 pm
We Are All Monkeys
Dept. of Biology, UWO
Humans, apes, monkeys - what's the difference? From Aristotle to Linnaeus to Darwin, our kinship with other primates has been obvious, but continues to be a troubling point for many. Do we descend from monkeys, or are they our cousins? What is the modern, scientific evidence for our position in the living world?
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.
Photos of our Summer Picnic on July 12, 2015
Download the latest issue of The Enlightenment.
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.