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 8, 7:00 pm

How Muslims are Embracing the 21st Century: Humanist Perspectives

Dr. Imran Atta & Adam Benni

Last month we were very pleased to have Raheel Raza as our speaker at a public event at the Wolf Performance Hall. She gave a very interesting and informative presentation on the work that she and other liberal Muslims are engaged in, seeking to bring about a reformation within Islam. At our next regular meeting, two of our own members who are Humanists from a Muslim background, Dr. Imran Atta and Adam Benni, will continue this discussion by presenting their own views of Islamic reform. They will also discuss how non-Muslims can be critical of Islam while showing tolerance and respect to Muslims. This will be followed by a period of group discussion.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

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

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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 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.

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Humanity can't be tied to pigment perception"; "Miracles should only refer to truly supernatural"; "Living with humble uncertainty benefits all".

Download other recent issues of The Enlightenment:    November, 2017;    October, 2017;    September, 2017;    August, 2017;    July, 2017;    June, 2017;    May, 2017;   

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.