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Mission Statement: The Humanist Community of Ventura County is a welcoming social environment offering fellowship for those committed to secular values and community service.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Essentially, we're your friendly neighborhood non-believers who are here to show the world that we're “good without god.” While others have churches, temples, and mosques; there are no similar groups for people who take a more pragmatic non-supernatural approach to dealing with life's dilemmas. More than anything, we provide support and a safe, positive sense of community among local Ventura County Humanists!

We meet for discussion groups monthly, as well as social gatherings, outdoor activities, and community service projects. We welcome people in all stages of life; singles, couples, families, and senior citizens. If you identify as atheist, agnostic, secular, skeptic, humanist, or even Jeffersonian deist and looking for like-minded folks, you have found a your people.

We are a Charter Chapter of the American Humanist Association, and the international charity Foundation Beyond Belief. We have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status, so donations are tax deductible and we participate in community events as such. We support and network with other like minded groups in our region, state and nation. See our website for more information. www.HCoVC.com .

All are welcome; we hope to meet you soon!

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Upcoming events (5+)

2019 AHA 78th Annual Conference

Pitzer College

This event is free. It is one of five universities locations throughout the country. Come join us and meet Humanists from other parts of SoCal. 2019 Conference Schedule 12:00pm-12:30pm Dr. Ali Winters: Prolonged Solitary Confinement and the Secular Humanist 12:30pm-1:00pm Sharon Thompson: You Think You Know What Love Is? 1:00pm-1:30pm Jeffrey Caldwell: Faith for the Faithless 1:30pm-1:45pm Break 1:45pm-2:15pm Vic Schachter: Enhancing Human Rights and Rule of Law Around the Globe Through Peaceful Dispute Resolution 2:15pm-2:45pm Kevin Bolling: Next Generation of the Secular Movement: Are You Ready? 4:30pm-6:00pm OPTIONAL Humanist Contributors Dinner: This is an off-site fundraising event. RSVP required. Email Meredith Thompson at [masked] for details. www.conference.americanhumanist.org

FYI: Humanist's Book Seminar at Ventura UU

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

• What we'll do This is a UU event. Humanist Book Club meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 11:30 to 1:00. This is an FYI event not sponsored by the Humanist Community of Ventura, but may be of interest to the group. Sindhu may or may not be there.

Humanist Dinner at Thousand Oaks - Brendan's Pub

Brendan's Irish Pub & Restaurant

"Sapere aude"!* We will have a monthly gathering to be with friends. We are here to support Secular Values of free inquiry, democratic values, critical thinking, logic and reasoning, and the scientific method. We recently changed from Fridays to Sunday evenings but may change to avoid holidays. It rotates around the county so it could be Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Ventura, etc.. But don't wait till it comes to your area, or you'll miss meeting some really fun people outside your bubble! *Sapere aude is the Latin phrase meaning “Dare to know”; and also is loosely translated as “Dare to be wise”, or even more loosely as "Dare to think for yourself!" It is the motto for the entire period of the Enlightenment, and Kant used it to develop his theories of the application of reason in the public sphere of human affairs. Today those concepts seem to be considered "Far Left Liberal"! • What to bring: Your appetite for food & and social gathering where thoughts, passions and concerns are there to share. If you want to bring a friend or family member, they are welcomed too! • Important to know: This is a safe place to discuss any topic relating to politics, religion, taboos, society in general or recent news. It is a night of "free inquiry" and open discussion. If you are having difficulty with a dilemma or looking articulate a viewpoint, we are there for you.

FYI: Humanist's Book Seminar at Ventura UU

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

• What we'll do This is a UU event. Humanist Book Club meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 11:30 to 1:00. This is an FYI event not sponsored by the Humanist Community of Ventura, but may be of interest to our group. Sindhu may or may not be there.

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FYI: Humanist's Book Seminar at Ventura UU

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

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