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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  • July 20 · 7:30 PM

    Monthly Meet Up

    4 Humanists | 5.00

    *Please note date/time change below. HOLD THE DATE! The Humanists of RI are joining together with the RI Atheists to host a special speaker for our July Meet Up. Jason... Learn more
  • July 19 · 9:30 AM

    Highway Clean up in Cranston

    4 Humanists

    Since our last scheduled cleanup on June 28 was rained out, we're going to try again Sunday, July 19. Join us in the parking lot behind Cranston City Hall (869 Park... Learn more
  • June 28 · 9:30 AM

    Highway Clean up in Cranston

    4 Humanists

    Join us in the parking lot behind Cranston City Hall (869 Park Street) as we clean up along Park Avenue. We’ll pick up trash till 11:30 or so, then head out for lunch... Learn more
  • June 20 · 12:00 PM

    RI PRIDEFest 2015

    7 Humanists | 5.00

    We're doing it again! HRI will be hosting a table at RI PRIDE and participating in the big parade in the evening. Hope you can join us. Details concerning volunteering &... Learn more
  • June 8 · 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meet Up

    10 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 More details about this month's... Learn more
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