What we're about
Interested in Humanism? We are good without any god or gods. Join us to discuss ideas, create community, and be involved in social and political activism and service projects while having a little coffee and fun.
We are a chapter of the American Humanist Association ( https://americanhumanist.org/ ) and as such, support their efforts to "bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life." Furthermore, "Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values – values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now."
Humanists of Linn County is a progressive secular group without any religious or new age underpinnings. Secular Humanists and nontheists (atheists, agnostics, rationalists, naturalists) are the core of our organization. We are happy to work with friends and allies on common goals such as defense of our civil liberties and separation of church and state. For more information about Humanism and the mission of the AHA, please visit their web page at: http://americanhumanist.org (http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2012-08-so-you-want-to-be-a-humanist-celebrant)
Some other direct links to pages with the American Humanist Association website that may be beneficial:
Our group includes an AHA certified Humanist Celebrant who can serve as officiant at secular ceremonies and life events such as weddings, memorials, and naming ceremonies. Our Celebrant offers a secular alternative available to perform ceremonies that have traditionally been led by religious ministers, priests, etc. For more information about Humanist Celebrants, please visit: http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2012-08-so-you-want-to-be-a-humanist-celebrant or http://humanist-society.org/become-a-celebrant/