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 14, 7:00 pm

Anova and Gender-Based Violence in London

Dr. AnnaLise Trudell is Manager of Education, Training & Research at Anova (formerly Women’s Community House & Sexual Assault Centre London). In this presentation she will discuss the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence -- statistics, emerging trends, and causal factors -- and explore what this means locally in terms of services and prevention work.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

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

Click here for directions.

Sherry and Allie's Wedding

Video of HALA Board member Sherry Keddie and her partner Allison exchanging marriage vows in the London Pride Parade on July 29, 2018. André Lachance, our Humanist officiant, led the ceremony.

"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.

What's New?

Listen to the podcast of Monica Tomlinson's talk on Mindfulness at our September meeting.

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Canada: True north strong and free"; "Ontario's 2016 sex education curriculum"; "Nursing home care a comfort to resident, kin"

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    October, 2018;    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.