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, October 10, 7:00 pm

My American Life

Tony Martin

Anthony (Tony) Martin is a long-standing member of HALA, and a lifelong resident of Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, and did graduate work in educational technology at the University of Michigan. He works in software education and training. In this presentation, he will speak about his experiences of growing up in Detroit and living as a person of colour in America, from the period of the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the present Trump era.

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:

November 14:
        Annalise Trudell
        "Anova and Gender-Based Violence"

"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.

HALA at the Pride Parade

HALA members and friends marching in the Pride Parade in London, Ontario, July 27, 2014.

What's New?

Visit our new Podcast Website!

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Ontario's 2016 sex education curriculum"; "Nursing home care a comfort to resident, kin"; "A free and responsible quest for truth and meaning"

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    September, 2018;    August, 2018;    July, 2018;    June, 2018;    April, 2018;    March, 2018   

HALA Board member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at "Celebrate Tillsonburg" in Tillsonburg, Ontario, September, 2018.


Rod Martin's presentation on Stoicism at the HALA meeting on May 9, 2018.

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

"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.