The Humanists of Rhode Island (HRI) is committed to volunteer service and political activism for social justice. Our values are rooted in reason, compassion, optimism and action.

We are an active group always looking for new ideas and new members.

HRI is a member of the Rhode Island Reproductive Justice Coalition and an award winning member of Volunteers Beyond Belief. We are a charter member of the American Humanist Association and have worked with many other national, secular organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

HRI is proud of our longstanding monthly commitment to Habitat for Humanity, and our four times a year commitment to our Highway Cleanup. In addition, we participate annually in a walk for a cure for leukemia, raise money for victims of domestic violence and most recently, Syrian refugee relief. We are beginning a relationship with Amnesty International.

Our commitment to secular government and the separation of church and state has made headlines. We successfully petitioned the City of Providence to remove a cross from a public median strip and have placed a seasonal banner celebrating the birth of our state's founder, Roger Williams, in the RI State House during the holiday season. We make frequent trips to the State House to testify on bills important to the progressive, secular community.

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Reason. Compassion. Optimism. Action.

Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 3:00 PM

    Advocacy Day

    2 Humanists

    Join with The Women's Fund of Rhode Island and other coalition members of the RI Coalition for Reproductive Justice and make your voice heard and support RI's pregnant... Learn more
  • April 10 · 4:30 PM

    Testimony on Voter ID repeal in RI Senate Judiciary

    2 Humanists

    The Rhode Island senate Judiciary Committee is hearing public testimony on a bill that would repeal the Voter ID requirements that have been in effect since 2009. To the... Learn more
  • April 7 · 7:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup

    11 Humanists | 4.50 4.502

    Our monthly meeting/ social gathering & pot luck. Bryant University, Unistructure MRC (Media Resource Center) Dining Room 1 Bryant campus map Learn more
  • March 29 · 8:30 AM

    RI Constitutional Convention-just say no!

    6 Humanists | 5.00 5.003

    A Constitutional Convention for RI? Hmpf! I'd say NOT! Anyone interested in attending this forum with me on March 29th? As a coalition partner of the RI Coalition for... Learn more
  • March 27 · 7:00 PM

    Roger Williams Talk by Professor J. Stanley Lemons

    5 Humanists

    Rhode Island’s founding father Roger Williams has enjoyed a renaissance of late, particularly in ongoing debates about religious liberty and church/state issues. J.... Learn more
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