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.
Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 pm
The Problem of Free Will
|Dr. John Thorp|
Do we choose our actions freely, or is everything we do determined by the laws of cause and effect? John Thorp is a professor of philosophy at Western University, and has won awards for excellence in university teaching. His talk will look at the many different contexts in which the freewill problem has cropped up – from logic to theology to neurology to relativity theory. He will argue that each of these is likely just a symptom of a much deeper problem, an Ur-problem, underlying them all. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
All are welcome!
$2 donation at the door
Stephenson & Hunt room, Central Library
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.
It's time to renew your HALA membership for 2017 or become a member for the first time!! Please use our secure Membership website.
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.
Download Dr. Dozois' Powerpoint presentation from the March 9 HALA meeting on cognitive therapy for depression.
Dan Barker (front row, right) with HALA Board members at the Wolf Hall event, June 2014.
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.