Welcome to HALA

PLEASE NOTE: New venue and starting time for our regular 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:

Monday, September 19, 7:00 pm

Wolf Performance Hall, London Central Library

Why are Young People Leaving Religion?

Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is a well-known writer, public speaker, and editor of the Friendly Atheist blog. In this special public presentation at the Wolf Performance Hall, he will explore the reasons for the rise of non-belief among the millennial generation, the challenges facing young atheists in North America, and why things are actually getting much better for them.

Free Admission - 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.


What's New?

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    August, 2016;    July, 2016;    July, 2016;    June, 2016;   

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "We need nature more than it needs us";  "Still time to do good, at any age";  "Ethics linked to justice and fairness".

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

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.