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HumanistsMN Supports End-of-Life Options Act

HumanistsMN wholeheartedly supports the Minnesota End-of-Life Options Act, which would allow terminally ill adults under some conditions to obtain and take medication to die peacefully. As humanists, we believe in individual autonomy and the right for people to make decisions about their own lives as long as they are not harming others.


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.

Community Gathering

  • Humanism in Practice: Well-Being as Values Fulfillment

    March 23, 2024 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Humanism in Practice: Well-Being as Values FulfillmentPlease join us for this engaging presentation on the concept of well-being — foundational to humanism — from noted author and philosopher Valerie Tiberius. Human beings are natural goal-seekers. This fact is crucial for understanding what it is for us to live well, and Tiberius will argue that the best philosophical theory of well-being focuses on the fulfillment of our important goals or values. She will discuss the implications of this way of thinking for how to help other people. Tiberius is the Paul W. Frenzel Chair in Liberal Arts and professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Her most recent book is “What Do You Want out of Life?: A Philosophical Guide to Figuring Out What Matters.”

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

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.

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  • 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…

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