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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  • 2 days ago · 9:30 AM

    Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

    2 Humanists

    Join us in the parking lot behind Cranston City Hall (869 Park Street) as we do our first Highway Cleanup of 2015! After we finish picking up trash around noon, we... Learn more
  • May 16 · 9:30 AM

    Clean up Olneyville!

    3 Humanists

    Let's go clean up Olneyville! Register with the Humanists of Rhode Island team at: *Rain date will be... Learn more
  • May 11 · 6:00 PM

    Ralph Mero talks Death with Dignity

    25 Humanists | 5.00

    Join us at our newly formatted (optional) Open Board Meeting (begins 6:00PM), followed by our general meet up begins promptly at 7:00PM Our guest speaker (at 7pm) will... Learn more
  • April 25 · 8:30 AM

    Roger Williams Park Earth Day CleanUp

    11 Humanists | 5.00

    I'd like to get as many people as we can to join us in this effort. These clean-ups are always fun, and any level of physicality is welcome. "Join Serve Rhode Island at... Learn more
  • April 13 · 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meet Up

    8 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 At out General Meeting,... Learn more
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