What we're about

HNPS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to positive social change through advocacy and education. We focus on issues relating to the separation of church and state, the importance of a secular democracy, human rights, environmental sustainability and peaceful solutions to global problems. We serve the Puget Sound north of Everett, WA up to the Canadian border.

Upcoming events (5)

Fidalgo Atheists--CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE--COVID-19 PANDEMIC

MEETINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK PANDEMIC AND ORDERS TO "STAY AT HOME". -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Below announcement temporarily suspended and saved for future meeting announcements) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fidalgo Atheists meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. I schedule the meetings to run from 7:15 to 8:30 PM. Currently the location is the upstairs meeting room at: Village Pizza, 807 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes. The space is reserved for 7 to 9 PM. Please reward Village Pizza for allowing us to use their space by ordering food and drink. To ensure that everyone is heard we will observe the following practice. I will note each request to speak and recognize each person in the order that I am made aware of their wish to speak. When someone is speaking we will not respond or interrupt but will instead wait to speak when it is our turn. This arrangement, which applies to the moderator as well as others, insures that each person can comment without being befuddled by the distraction of interruption. If you would like to make a presentation please contact me to arrange for a time slot. I set no limits on viewpoint or language although I will try to limit comment time to 2 minutes each time a person has the floor. So long as each participant is civil and respects the forgoing constraints, all viewpoints are welcome. You're welcome to view videos I've selected on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs0SoB7CJtrhDHrSx0LMIiS_Y1_WsAJJn Please join us. Ken de Russy [masked][masked]

HNPS Meeting---CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE--COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Skagit Valley Food Co-op

OUR MEETINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK PANDEMIC AND ORDERS TO "STAY AT HOME". I AM EXPLORING INTERNET ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS CHAIN EMAILS, VOICE AND/OR VIDEO CONFERENCING. WE DO HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE THAT HAS BE INACTIVE, BUT PERHAPS WE CAN NOW START USING IT. THE LINK IS BELOW: https://www.facebook.com/HumanistsNPS/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Below announcement temporarily suspended and saved for future meeting announcements) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today's Starter Topic: OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS! Email coordinator at: [masked] . . . for ideas. If you've read a book, article or have a suggested YouTube video for us to view and discuss, use above email to inform me. I may give up to 20 minutes per presenter to share and moderate questions in that time frame. You do not necessarily need to have read or watch the suggested videos reading materials to participate in discussion. Our discussion will broaden out to any timely topic that is on each of our mind. Starter topics are just ice breakers. Those who have watched the videos or read the suggested materials will have the first shot in discussion. Courtesy Coffee, cream and sugar provided. Conversations always lively and unconventional. We may have a very brief update on the state of our local group HNPS, a round the table introduction of attendees and then discussion on our starter topic. After that we will wander to other topics of the day, time permitted.

Snohomish Freethinker's Meetup--CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE--COVID-19 PANDEMIC

OUR MEETINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK PANDEMIC AND ORDERS TO "STAY AT HOME". I AM EXPLORING INTERNET ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS CHAIN EMAILS, VOICE AND/OR VIDEO CONFERENCING. WE DO HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE THAT HAS BE INACTIVE, BUT PERHAPS WE CAN NOW START USING IT. THE LINK IS BELOW: https://www.facebook.com/HumanistsNPS/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Below announcement temporarily suspended and saved for future meeting announcements) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peter Lantz reserved Bob's Burger & Brew, just south of Walmart at 8822 Quil Ceda Pkwy, Tulalip, WA 98271, just right off of I-5 exit 200, 88th St NE Exit for this and future meetings. Peter's SNOHOMISH FREETHINKERS now has it's own Meetup page! Please click on the link below to join and RSVP! Meetup Page - https://www.meetup.com/Snohomish-Freethinkers March 1st Meeting - https://www.meetup.com/Snohomish-Freethinkers/events/qbmlnrybcfbcb/ Eventually announcements for SNOHOMISH FREETHINKERS will discontinue on this SKAGIT HNPS site since SNOHOMISH FREETHINKERS now has their own Meetup page! Enjoy free flowing discussion on Politics, Religion, Science, Ethics, and any other controversial subject that comes to mind. Discussion will broaden out to any timely topic that is on each of our minds. Starter topics are just an ice breaker. We also encourage attendees to share their life story that lead their journey to the 'Land of Freethought', Free Inquiry, Skepticism towards cultural stories, norms & traditions and to the admiration of the scientific method as the only reliable means of finding answers to our probing questions and common sense solutions to humanity's current problems. If you wish to challenge this underlying assumption, please feel free to join us and explain, as first and foremost, we are freethinkers, open to rethink our stance, but not so open that our brains fall out! Unsurprisingly, we would anticipate a rational explanation backed up by evidence (humm - catch 22?) Suggestions for future meeting's starter topics are encouraged. If you have a book that you have finished and are prepared to share it with us or want suggest a topic, feel free to comment below, message Peter Lantz or email Monty Vonn at [masked], and if approved (most likely) we will include it in a future announcement and perhaps give you 20 minutes to share and to open for discussion. See you there!

HNPS Meeting---CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE--COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Skagit Valley Food Co-op

OUR MEETINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK PANDEMIC AND ORDERS TO "STAY AT HOME". I AM EXPLORING INTERNET ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS CHAIN EMAILS, VOICE AND/OR VIDEO CONFERENCING. WE DO HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE THAT HAS BE INACTIVE, BUT PERHAPS WE CAN NOW START USING IT. THE LINK IS BELOW: https://www.facebook.com/HumanistsNPS/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Below announcement temporarily suspended and saved for future meeting announcements) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Today's Starter Topic: OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS! Email coordinator at: [masked] . . . for ideas. If you've read a book, article or have a suggested YouTube video for us to view and discuss, use above email to inform me. I may give up to 20 minutes per presenter to share and moderate questions in that time frame. You do not necessarily need to have read or watch the suggested videos reading materials to participate in discussion. Our discussion will broaden out to any timely topic that is on each of our mind. Starter topics are just ice breakers. Those who have watched the videos or read the suggested materials will have the first shot in discussion. Courtesy Coffee, cream and sugar provided. Conversations always lively and unconventional. We may have a very brief update on the state of our local group HNPS, a round the table introduction of attendees and then discussion on our starter topic. After that we will wander to other topics of the day, time permitted.

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