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, January 10, 7:00 pm

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Don Hatch

Don Hatch, editor of our mini-journal The Enlightenment, will present a summary of the book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind", by Yuval Noah Harari. This is a fascinating overview of the rise of homo sapiens over the past 70,000 years. Before Don's talk, we will have our Annual General Meeting, with reports from the HALA board and election of executive officers for 2018.

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:

Feb. 14:
        "Let's Talk Science"
        Lauren Hollis

March 14:
        "Epigenetics"
        Dr. Christopher Pin, Paediatrics, 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?

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Why not require suitability test before gun purchase?"; "Humanity can't be tied to pigment perception"; "Miracles should only refer to truly supernatural"

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    December, 2017;    November, 2017;    October, 2017;    September, 2017;    August, 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.