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Who We Are

HumanistsMN is a secular community that promotes ethical living, widespread human flourishing, and a healthy planet through its commitment to science, reason, compassion, and creativity.

About Humanism

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good.

Featured Event

  • HABITS OF HUMANISM — Reclaiming Awe and Wonder through Mindful Living

    June 3, 2023 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    HABITS OF HUMANISM -- Reclaiming Awe and Wonder through Mindful LivingHave you heard? Awe and wonder are important for us to thrive — according to UC Berkeley psychology professor and author, Dacher Keltner, in his latest book, “Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How it Can Transform Your Life.” Too many of us have neglected and minimized these…
  • Activism

    Our members advocate for policies that reflect humanist values, including those that promote justice and a healthy planet. We protest (as necessary), communicate with political leaders and the public, and directly help people in need.


    Community is the core of our work and events. Whether we’re learning together, helping each other, or socializing, HMN members and friends know how to have fun while making a positive contribution to the one world we all live in.

    Featured article

    • National Day of Reason 2023 at the State Capitol (With Photos)

      National Day of Reason 2023 at the State Capitol (With Photos)

      The State Capitol was abuzz on May 3 as more than 70 advocates for secular government gathered to commemorate the National Day of Reason. HumanistsMN joined hands with First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis and Or Emet – the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism to sponsor a breakfast with legislators to affirm that policy should be based on reason, science, and evidence, not religious preference. The event, the third of its kind, drew people from across the state, including eight legislators, most of them members of the Secular Government Caucus that was set up after last year’s Day of Reason gathering. We are lucky to have strong legislative allies.

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