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Humanism is a way of life that guides us to be well and to do good without relying on anything supernatural. It is a rational philosophy that encourages the use of science, reason, and free inquiry. Humanism promotes ethical principles and social compassion to enhance the quality of life and to contribute to the well-being of society.

Our mission is to create a thriving local community that promotes and acts upon the ideals of humanism.

We offer educational programs, discussion groups, social events, and community involvement for our members and for the general public. We are based in Portland, Oregon and we serve the Greater Portland area.

Every Sunday morning we meet at Friendly House in NW Portland. At these meetings, presentations are given by various speakers on topics in four broad areas: Human Well-Being, Science and Reason, Secularism, and Humanities/Culture/Morality. Sundays at HGP also include discussion groups and time for socialization.

In addition, we offer social and intellectual activities throughout the week, all over the Portland Metro area.

HGP is a friendly organization. We welcome people who share our values in learning, growing, and enjoying the company of others in a supportive environment. We welcome atheists, agnostics, truth-seekers, skeptics, and all those who value freedom from dogma.

We encourage you to visit any of our events. Membership in HGP is open to everyone who wishes to support humanist ideals.

HGP is a chapter of the American Humanist Association (AHA)

http://americanhumanist.org

HGP is a member of the Secular Coalition of Oregon

https://secular.org/state/oregon/

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Do you identify as nonreligious?
 
If so, lend your voice to the largest and most comprehensive survey ever performed on secular Americans.
 
Like other groups, nonreligious people face stigmatization which can impact their lives, and yet they are not included in federal surveys on issues like education, health, or housing. You can help remedy this by taking part in the U.S. Secular Survey today!
 
Foundation Beyond Belief is working in partnership with American Atheists to support this comprehensive data collection effort, which will examine the life experiences of humanists, atheists, and other nonreligious groups, as well as the disparities they face. The survey will benefit the secular movement and provide important data to enhance our advocacy and to meet the needs of our communities.
 
Please act now— the survey closes November 22nd!
 
Visit SecularSurvey.org, then please ask other humanists and nonreligious people to do the same! 
 

Free training programs available

The Portland United Against Hate Coalition is pleased to partner with the Office of Community and Civic Life and SE Uplift to provide the following five trainings between October 2019 and June 2020. The trainings all elevate awareness of the prevalence and danger of hate in our city and offer practical guidance on how to safely interrupt hate and provide trauma-informed care. All the trainings are free and open to the public, you are welcome to sign up for a single program or sign up for the whole series; all 5 trainings will take place in the SE Uplift Coalition area. Due to limited seats please inform Muz Afzal if you are unable to make it to a program that you have signed up for. Please contact Muz Afzal for further inquiries. Neighborhood Associations are welcome to become sponsors by helping with logistics, hosting, space or promotion of the series. Click here for RSVP and more information about each of the workshops. The first workshop is Hate, Housing, and the Landscape of our City on Tuesday, Oct 1st at 6pm @ St Philip Neri Church on SE 16th & Division.