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

  • February 9 · 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 More details about this month's... Learn more
  • January 12 · 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meet Up

    30 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 with a presentation on "American... Learn more
  • December 14, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Amnesty International Write-a-thon

    3 Humanists

  • December 13, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Dave Silverman lecture

    8 Humanists

    Dave Silverman Lecture “Firebrand Atheism” Saturday December 13th. Warwick Public Library 600 Sandy Lane Warwick, RI I have the large meeting room reserved from 12 to... Learn more
  • December 13, 2014 · 9:00 AM

    Fundraiser for Charity

    5 Humanists

    We wrap gifts for donations and the monies go to charity, which has been the Elizabeth Buffum Chace center for the past two years and probably will be again. If you are... Learn more
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  • Steve Ahlquist founded Humanists of Rhode Island

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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