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Downeast Humanists & Freethinkers celebrated its 17th anniversary on January 1, 2022! We meet in Ellsworth on the 1st Saturday of every month at 3:30 pm. We are an Affiliate of the American Humanist Association.
Our mission: To provide a forum for discussing issues of common interest and concern to humanists and freethinkers, and to promote in the larger community the ideas of humanism and free thought.
Does this describe you?
Humanists believe that, using reason and compassion, we can live ethical and fulfilling lives. We don't look to supernatural explanations or divine intervention to solve the problems of humanity and the planet.
Freethinkers form opinions on the basis of evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, or dogma.
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Upcoming events (4+)

18th Anniversary Potluck

Home of Nancy Glista

Come and enjoy our tradition of the New Year's Day potluck at 1 pm at Nancy's house in Bar Harbor. Please bring a dish to share.

Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers Monthly Meetup

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Our meeting place will be determined from month to month. For now we will be meeting at the Franklin Library.

January's discussion topic will be Political Correctness: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers Monthly Meetup

Location visible to members

Our meeting place will be determined from month to month. For now we will be meeting at the Franklin Library.

Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers Monthly Meetup

Location visible to members

Our meeting place will be determined from month to month. For now we will be meeting at the Franklin Library.

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Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers Monthly Meetup

Franklin Library

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