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!
Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 pm
Humanism and the Founding Fathers of the United States
HALA member Antony (Tony) Martin will speak about Humanism as understood and practised by prominent individuals counted among the founding fathers of America, including Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and others.
Winter Solstice Party
December 14, 2013.
Goldie Emerson's most recent article in the London Free Press, "Ethics call us to do better in government."
"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.
Download the January issue of The Enlightenment.
What Oprah gets wrong about atheism. An interesting article about Humanism and spirituality.
"I am a Humanist"
A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.