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+)

Jordan Myers Presents @ Coffee Underground

Coffee Underground

Jordan will join us via a video call to Pittsburgh to speak about street epistemology, a conversational process in which people are asked, though careful questioning, to reflect on the reliability of some of their most deeply-held beliefs.

An Open Discussion on the CNN Climate Town Hall

Coffee Underground

Video of all participating candidates will be shown. No candidates will be endorsed in this meeting. We will have brief conversations after clips from each candidate.

Piedmont Humanists Annual Potluck Picnic at Cleveland Park

We’ll be in Shelter 29. PH will provide the grill-ables (veggie burgers, too), drinks, pickles, and basic condiments. Please bring your favorite side dish(es) for at least 15 people. If you’re helping to set things up, please be there at 11:00 am. Food will be served around 12:30 or 1:00. Bring the family for food, friends, and fun! Note: This event replaces the brunch at Denny’s.

The Annual Upstate Pride SC Parade Festival and Parade

We had tons of fun last year! We’ll have our own PH table with information and handouts. An arrival time of 10:30 am will provide us with easy parking and plenty of time for set-up. You can march in the parade and/or relax at our table. Please join us!

Past events (975)

Second Saturday Brunch @ Denny's

Denny's

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