What we’re about
Our mission is to advance humanism, an ethical and life-affirming philosophy free of belief in any gods and other supernatural forces. Advocating for equality for non-theists and a society guided by reason, empathy, and our growing knowledge of the world, the Humanist Forum promotes a worldview that encourages individuals to live informed and meaningful lives that aspire to the greater good.
Our discussion topics include issues relating to morality and ethics, human development, evolution, the nature of the universe, love, the capacities of the brain, free will, the latest scientific research and discoveries, and other topics of mutual interest. Our events are open to the public.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) chapter of the American Humanist Association.
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Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Hungry Humanists meet for Lunch at the Beer ChurchBeer Church Brewing Co., New Buffalo, MI
We'll head up to New Buffalo for lunch at the Beer Church, located in a historic church building. We'll sit in the heated outdoor beer garden, so don't worry if it's cold or rainy. There is a menu featuring small plates, salads, sandwiches and the Beer Church specialty pizza. And of course, a nice selection of craft beers.
- The Courage to be Honest – On Stage with Ricky GervaisRiver Park Branch, South Bend, IN
The inaugural episode of #ThePoetryOfReality features Richard Dawkins & Ricky Gervais, actor, writer, irreverent comedian & poignant tragedian. CFI (Center for Inquiry) gave Gervais the 2019 Richard Dawkins Award. The Center for Inquiry presents the Richard Dawkins Award annually to a distinguished individual from the worlds of science, scholarship, education or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism, upholding scientific truth wherever it may lead.
The Poetry Of Reality is a podcast hosted by renowned evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins. This is an audio and video experience that tracks our acclaimed protagonist in his navigation of the natural world and his pursuit of truth through scientific curiosity.
- Cleanup at O'Brien Park & WoodsO'Brien Fitness Center (YMCA), South Bend, IN
We'll work for 2 hours, then HF will provide lunch in the gazebo. Wear old clothes, O'Brien will provide gloves tools and trash bags. Don't worry if you can't work on cleanup for 2 hours: I need some company in the gazebo, and help with getting the lunch setup.
- Humanists Visit Chicago MuseumsMeijer Bakery, Mishawaka, IN
We'll be carpooling to a couple museums, with a stop for lunch in between. We'll meet at the east side of the Meijer parking lot at 3610 South Bremen Highway in Mishawaka . Our first stop will be at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. Then we'll pick up food at the famous Kaufman's Deli and head over to a park for a picnic lunch in Skokie. From there we'll head over to the Jane Adams Hull House Museum on the campus of the U. of IL at Chicago Circle. From there, we'll head home. Let us know in comments below, if you can drive, or would like a ride.
NOTE: We may have to skip the Hull House visit, depending on construction traffic in the immediate area, and if Lake Shore Drive is closed, we'll need to cancel the entire trip.