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.

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:

Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 pm

Stoicism: An Ancient Philosophy for the 21st Century

Dr. Rod Martin

Stoicism is a philosophical tradition founded in Athens around 300 BC, which flourished for 500 years and still fascinates people today. In this talk, Rod Martin will provide an overview of the history and key concepts of Stoicism and will discuss its relevance for us today. Rod is the president of HALA and is a retired professor of clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario. 

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

Stephenson & Hunt room, Central Library
251 Dundas Street, 7:00 pm

Click here for directions.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 13:
        "Patriotism"
        Dr. Charles Jones, Political Science, UWO


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?

Winter Solstice Celebration - Special Issue of the Enlightenment

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "A free and responsible quest for truth and meaning"; "Vastness of existence demands our humility"; "Governments give - or take away - our rights"

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    April, 2018;    March, 2018;    February, 2018;    January, 2018;    December, 2017;    November, 2017;    October, 2017;    September, 2017   

Read member George Cherian's account of how he became a Humanist while growing up in India - March 2017 issue of the Enlightenment.

Read Carl Goldberg's and Elizabeth Bright-See's accounts of how they became Humanists in the February 2017 issue of the Enlightenment.

Read HALA President Rod Martin's article on "How a Humanist finds purpose and meaning in life" in the January 2017 issue of the Enlightenment.


Dan Barker (front row, right) with HALA Board members at a Wolf Hall event.


HALA Board member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at the Westmount branch of the London Public Library.


"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.