we are humanists!
Humanist worldview. Humanist values. Humanist community.
The Humanist Fellowship, a proud chapter of the American Humanist Association, joins with national and international humanist organizations to bring about a progressive society where being good without gods is an accepted way to live life. We are accomplishing this through our outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued advancement of the humanist worldview.
Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values — values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now.
We count humanists and other nontheists as the core of our community but are always willing to work with friends and allies on issues of common concern. The positions we hold and the actions we take are not simply for our own benefit, but for the betterment of all of society and the world in which we live.
The Humanist Fellowship of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Our board of directors and other event planners are all volunteers committed to the mission of HFSD.
What We Do
Events — All of our events are posted at Meetup. Please "join" us on Meetup so that you will automatically receive timely announcements of events, and are able to easily RSVP. RSVPs are not necessary, but are helpful for planning.
Community Involvement — As a founding member organization of the San Diego Coalition of Reason we partner with other secular groups in the San Diego community.
Opportunities to Participate
Join — Become a member of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego. Membership contributions allow us to offer most of our programs and lectures for free to the entire community.
Donate — All financial contributions to HFSD are tax deductible, and donations can be designated for specific programs. We also welcome donations of office supplies, office equipment, and meeting space.
Roll up your sleeves — Share your unique talents, help out at events, serve on a committee, teach a class . . . we need nothing more than what you are willing and able to give.
Are you a humanist?
Do you prefer to think things through for yourself rather than simply following the crowd?
Do you consider human experience, logical reasoning, and scientific inquiry to be better methods for discovering truth than revelation, ancient myths and religious texts.
Are you dedicated to securing human rights and civil liberties for all?
Are your ethical values informed by reason, compassion, and tested by their consequences?
Are you good without god(s) and threats of eternal damnation?
Do you believe in enjoying life here and now since it is the only life you'll have?
If so, you're probably a humanist!