The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), Connecticut, seeks to promote Humanism and free thought in our community.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or dogma.

Our bywords are Reason and Compassion. We look for evidence as the basis of our beliefs about the world, and we embody compassion as our approach to others. We seek:

1. To provide a forum for mutual and public education,

2. To establish a mechanism to counter religious fundamentalism, and

3. To form a warm, supportive community of like-minded people.

We welcome all who wish to participate.

HFFC Steering Committee:

- Cary Shaw, President/Treasurer
- John Levin, Programming/Outreach
- Leslie O'Toole, Membership
- Carol Capsis, Membership
- Lisa Seidenberg, Programming/Newsletter
- Brandon T. Bisceglia, Secretary/Communications
- Anita Peters, Book Club
Matt Thomas, Member-At-Large

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Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Mandisa Thomas, President of Black Nonbelievers

    13 Humanists and Freethinkers

    Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. will lead a discussion on creating more diversity in the secular community at a special HFFC meeting on... Learn more
  • July 13 · 6:30 PM

    Media Prankster Alan Abel

    17 Humanists and Freethinkers | 3.50

    Our July meeting will feature a film about and discussion with media prankster, filmmaker and humorist Alan Abel. Abel, who lived in Westport for many years and now... Learn more
  • June 24 · 7:00 PM

    HFFC Book Club: Artificial Intelligence and Religion

    5 Humanists and Freethinkers

    To end the year, we will be pondering the future and reading essays on artificial intelligence and religion’s place in AI development. Come join us for an evening of... Learn more
  • June 21 · 1:00 PM

    Freedom Party 2015!

    15 Humanists and Freethinkers | 5.00

    Celebrate freedom and fathers with family and friends! Pool and patio! Potluck – or consider a small donation. No agenda - just a time for sharing freedom! Photo by... Learn more
  • June 8 · 6:30 PM

    Sound Off 2015

    7 Humanists and Freethinkers | 5.00

    We all have topics about which we are passionate. Maybe your spouse, friends, children, work associates, or the person next to you on the train or plane does not want to... Learn more
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