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About Us and Our Values:

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard & MIT works with atheists, agnostics, and allies at Harvard, MIT, and beyond: to create an inclusive new model for how humanists celebrate life, promote reason and compassion, and better the world for all.

Our organization was founded as the first-ever “humanist chaplaincy” to serve nonreligious students at a college or university. In addition to providing humanist philosophical guidance and counseling for over 40 years, we sponsor and advise humanist, secular, and interfaith groups at Harvard and MIT, and offer weekly secular mindfulness meditations.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment, aspiring to humanity's greater good -- it is, in short, good without god.

Check out our website: https://www.humanistchaplaincy.org/ .

Mail may be sent to our post office box:

Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard & MIT

1953 Massachusetts Avenue, Unit 400405

Cambridge, MA 02140-9998

Upcoming events (1)

Secular Mindfulness Meditation

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Join us for an online secular mindfulness meditation led by Rick Heller, followed by a discussion.

To join the meeting, just visit this URL:


No experience is necessary. All welcome!

Check out Rick's free newsletter featuring essays and mindfulness practices at https://mindfulmoderate.substack.com/

Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation: Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy (http://www.newworldlibrary.com/BooksProducts/ProductDetails/tabid/64/SKU/83697/Default.aspx).

We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/207307035531/).

Email Rick Heller at [masked] for more information.

Past events (905)

Humanist of the Year 2021

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