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, November 9, 7:00 pm

How a Humanist Finds Purpose and Meaning in Life

Dr. Rod Martin

Religious believers often claim that, without faith in a god, life is empty, meaningless, and devoid of purpose. Rod Martin will make the case that letting go of belief in god and the afterlife actually makes life all the more precious, and enables one to have a life of integrity, fulfillment, purpose, and joy. Rod is the president of HALA and a retired professor of clinical psychology at Western University. The presentation will involve opportunities for audience discussion and sharing.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

REMINDER: Our meetings are now in the Stephenson & Hunt room at the Central Library, 251 Dundas Street. Also please note the start time: 7:00 pm!   Click here for directions.

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?

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    October, 2016;    September, 2016;    August, 2016;    July, 2016;    July, 2016;   

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Young and old united in caring";  "Order not to be confused with design";  "We need nature more than it needs us";  "Still time to do good, at any age".

Download Dr. Dozois' Powerpoint presentation from the March 9 HALA meeting on cognitive therapy for depression.

Three of our members relate how they became Humanists, in a past issue of The Enlightenment.

HALA Board member Don Hatch has published a book entitled The Road Not Travelled. Read about it in this special issue of the Enlightenment. You can also buy a copy of it at our next HALA meeting.

Dan Barker (front row, right) with HALA Board members at the Wolf Hall event on June 11.

HALA member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at the Westmount branch of the London Public Library on May 3.

"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.