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A non-theistic philosophy which

-- affirms the inherent dignity and worth of every human being;

-- encourages the use of science, reason, and free inquiry;

-- promotes ethical principles and social compassion.


Humanists of Greater Portland (HGP) is a chapter

of the American Humanist Association (AHA).


We are a secular group for those who seek improvement in this life by

  • applying reason, science, and free inquiry to solving human problems

  • advocating freedom, happiness, and progress for all humanity

  • using the democratic process to seek justice and fairness in all societies

  • supporting moral principles that have been validated by consequences

  • accepting kinship with the natural world

  • holding humans responsible for human destiny

  • seeking natural rather than supernatural explanations


HGP is a friendly organization where people who share these values can learn, explore, help, and play together.