What we're about

Everyone is welcome at all our events. This group is inclusive of anyone who shares the beliefs of Humanism or Freethought. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any dogma. Humanism believes in the primacy of human, rather than divine or supernatual matters.

We hold meetups in a variety of formats including social chats, movie viewing and reviewing, presentations by invited speakers, Trivia Nights, Saturday brunches, or anything our members might be inclined to do that involves a bit of organization. Want to go on a hike? Announce it and people will join up!

Enjoy a break from the pervasive religiosity of the area with like-minded people—and potential friends— who don't mind that you don't "believe". We are evidence-seekers, not-sures and don't-cares; activists, and deep-thinkers. This eclectic group includes working professionals, retirees and students. Join us and share your story!

For family activities, check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/758095587586187/ or PH Family Friendly Events.

For a broader range of events, see the calendar at http://www.piedmonthumanists.org/calendar/ (http://www.piedmonthumanists.org/blog/calendar/) for other group's activities.

Please note that many of our regular members don't RSVP online, so events might be attended by more people than the RSVP number indicates. However, we would still encourage you to RSVP so we can better plan events. We look forward to having you with us at our gatherings!

Upcoming events (5+)

Chris Highland Presents

Coffee Underground

Chris discusses his new book, A Freethinker’s Gospel, a collection of his Ashville Citizen-Times columns addressing faith and freethought. Chris is a former minister and now a Humanist celebrant who teaches courses on freethought at UNCA and Blue Ridge Community College. He will bring some books to purchase. Please support our “traveling from afar” presenters by joining us at CU!

Second Saturday Brunch @ Golden Corral

Golden Corral

This is the regularly scheduled brunch for the Piedmont Humanists. We'll be in the back room. Come meet your fellow Humanists!

Loneliness: Causes, Meaning, and Coping - Tim Brennan

Coffee Underground

Tim Brennan Presenting on Loneliness: Causes, Meaning, and Coping. Stay tuned--details forthcoming….

Second Saturday Brunch @ Golden Corral

Golden Corral

This is the regularly scheduled brunch for the Piedmont Humanists. We'll be in the back room. Come meet your fellow Humanists!

Past events (951)

Board Gaming Day

Coffee Underground

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