The Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville is a humanist, non-theistic alternative to traditional religion and a member organization of the American Ethical Union. The American Ethical Union is affiliated with the American Humanist Association, the International Humanist and Ethical Union, and the Secular Coalition of America. Our meeting topics are educational, philosophical and of current interest. We are inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. We endeavor to nurture the capacity and responsibility of human beings to act in their personal relationships and in the larger community to help create a better world. Our commitment is to the worth and dignity of the individual and to treating each human being so as to bring out the best in him or her. We join together to assist each other in developing ethical ideas and ideals, to celebrate life's joys and support each other through life's crises, and to cultivate ethical behavior in the community around him or her.
Our regular meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the visitor center in the YMI Community Center, 39 South Market Street (in downtown Asheville), 2:00 - 3:30. On 1st Sundays the meeting is a Colloquy. Information about the origin and process of Colloquy appear in the "Pages" section of this site. Third Sunday platform meetings have a topic presented by a speaker which is followed by a discussion period. An informal discussion/social time follows platform meetings.
Welcome members and friends!
5 days ago · 11:45 AM
BUYcott Lunch at Mamacita's
Enjoy conversations, good food and support a local living wage restaurant!
January 18 · 2:00 PM
Water Fluoridation: Good for you or Not
"Water Fluoridation: Good for you or Not" will be presented by a panel of Moms Against Fluoridation members and physicians at the Sunday, November 18th meeting of the... Learn more
January 4 · 2:00 PM
Come experience and share this meditative, reflective experience that was created more than 25 years ago by Arthur Dobrin (now Leader Emeritus of the Ethical Society of... Learn more
December 21, 2014 · 2:00 PM
Winter Festival, presided over by our member, Tom Heffner in collaboration with Ethical Culture Leader, Joy McConnell, will feature our traditional candle lighting... Learn more
November 16, 2014 · 2:00 PM
"Critical Environmental Issues Facing Western North Carolina"
"Critical Environmental Issues Facing Western North Carolina" will be presented by Julie Mayfield, co-director of the Western North Carolina Alliance, at the Sunday... Learn more