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 14, 7:00 pm

Donald Trump and Populism

  Dr. Charles Jones  

Why was Donald Trump elected President of the United States? One answer is that he represents a kind of populism that claims to truly represent the people. But what is populism? How does it help explain recent events in the U.S., Britain, France, and elsewhere? And, finally, is populism a coherent or plausible way to understand politics in modern liberal democracies? Dr. Jones is an associate professor of Political Science at Western, who specializes in contemporary political theory and the history of political thought, and is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

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

Click here for directions.

Upcoming Meetings:

Sept. 13:
        "Complementary and Alternative Medicine"
        Prof. André Lachance, Biology, Western

Oct. 18:
        Special Wolf Hall public event
        Speaker: Raheel Raza
        Muslim reformer, author, and leading
        global voice against radical extremism

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: "Imperfect argument for the existence of a perfect God"; "Wondering if a new marriage will succeed? Read on"; "Wide bridge of friendship maps path for peace" .

Download other recent issues of The Enlightenment:    July, 2017;    June, 2017;    May, 2017;    April, 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.