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, June 20, 7:00 pm


Dr. Charles Jones

Patriots love their country and show special concern for their compatriots. But is patriotism morally legitimate? Loyalty to country or nation seems to be a powerful value, but putting your country first seems to violate equal concern for all human beings. How should we think about patriotism? Dr. Charles Jones is a professor of political science at Western University. He specializes in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, with an emphasis on global justice, human rights, freedom, and equality (all important Humanist topics!).

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

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

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"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.

Winter Solstice Party

December 14, 2013.

What's New?

Visit our new Podcast Website!

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Nursing home care a comfort to resident, kin"; "A free and responsible quest for truth and meaning"; "Vastness of existence demands our humility"

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

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


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.

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.