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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

  • Humanist Families and Friends Potluck Picnic Palooza!

    July 16, 2023 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Humanist Families and Friends Potluck Picnic Palooza!Time to get out and enjoy the summer with fellow humanist friends, families, and freethinkers! Rain or shine: join us for our summer potluck picnic palooza! Games! Prizes! Fun for all ages! Plenty of good food! YOU bring a SIDE SALAD, VEGGIES, FRUIT, or DESSERT to share. We’ll provide assorted proteins and beverages. We’ll have a variety of activities and games for all ages and agility levels: bean bag toss, giant Jenga, trivia, badminton, and more! Plus, there’s a playground nearby for kids. Table games in case of rain.
  • 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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