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.
Humanist Community Gathering
3 p.m. Saturday, March 20 (Online)
“Solidarity in the Shadow of the Pandemic ‘Dis-ease'”
Speaker: Bill Hart, chair of the religious studies department, Macalester College
Susan Sontag famously criticized the use of illness as metaphor, saying the language used to describe diseases can be moralistic and punitive. It can also obscure social realities rather than illuminate them. Our speaker will revisit Sontag’s critique in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and what it reveals about multiple forms of “dis-ease” in contemporary American society.
Upcoming Secular Saturday Events
3 p.m. Saturday, March 13
Climate Change: Our Options in This Time of Crisis
Philosophy and Sitcoms: “The Good Place”
Take Action: Legislative Updates
Join us for one of these online events plus the shared social time afterwards.
More Upcoming Events
We sponsor monthly community gatherings, discussion groups, community service activities, and more. We invite you to join us! COVID-19 advisory: Almost 100 percent of our events are held online. Our Events Calendar is currently hosted at Meetup.com.
- Humanist Book Club
- THINK! Discussion Group
- D-Squared Discussion Group
- Secular Saturday Sessions
- Volunteering for the Food Group
- Habits of Humanism
- Coffee and Current Events
- Humanist Happy Hour
- Secular Grief Support Group
- Advocacy Activities
- Bike Rides
Please Join Us!
New: Discussion Forums on Our Website
Our website just got even better! In these days of physical distancing, staying connected with each other can be a challenge. We’ve created an online space where you can hold conversations with other HMN members to discuss the vital questions facing us all. We have several forums where you can discuss topics relevant to you:
Want to sound off about what’s happening in your state or country? Come to the Current Events & Politics forum!
Interested in talking about social justice? We have a forum for that!
Want to continue the conversation or share resources after attending an HMN event? Come to the HumanistsMN Events forum!
If you have thoughts about secular values, we have a place for you.
If you’re a member, log in and join the conversations. (Be sure to subscribe to general topics or individual threads so you are notified when others comment — click on “Subscribe” in the upper right) . If you’re not yet a member, now’s a perfect time to consider joining.
HumanistsMN Statement on Systemic Racism
The HumanistsMN Board of Directors has adopted a statement on systemic racism.