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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.

Help us change the the world and summon a better future for everyone.

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Reason. Compassion. Optimism. Action.

  • April 23 · 9:30 AM

    Support Choice at Planned Parenthood

    3 Humanists

    It's time for another counter-protest at Planned Parenthood. Bring tasteful signs, a pleasant attitude and lots of friends. The Providence Diocese of the Catholic... Learn more
  • April 23 · 8:30 AM

    Earth Day Clean-Up at Roger Williams Park

    6 Humanists

    Join fellow Humanists or our annual Earth Day clean up of Roger Williams Park! You must sign up through Serve Rhode Island by April 20. When you sign up please write in... Learn more
  • April 16 · 9:30 AM

    Highway Clean Up

    1 Member

    Please join us for the first Highway Clean up of 2016! We meet in the parking lot behind Cranston City Hall. Safety vests, gloves and trash bags are provided.We usually... Learn more
  • April 11 · 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meet Up

    12 Humanists

    Join us at our newly formatted (optional) Open Board Meeting (begins 6:00PM), followed by our general meet up begins promptly at 7:00PM.   HRI member Tony Houston will... Learn more
  • March 14 · 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meet Up

    8 Humanists

    Join us in celebrating PI DAY with a PI PARTY!  Bring your favorite pie (or not) to Steve Ahlquist's house (off Hope Street). There will be an open HRI Board meeting at... Learn more
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