What we're about

Meet other local Humanists, people who believe in the basic goodness of the human spirit without supernaturalism.

The Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH) was incorporated in 1989 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization in Maryland. Our purpose is to promote scientific literacy and critical thinking, to provide a forum for humanists and others to explore humanist principles and how they relate to all aspects of human experience, and to study the significance of humanism throughout history. Secular humanists are distinguished by an emphasis on scientific methods of knowing, separation of church and state, and a commitment to the pursuit of humanist goals outside religious frameworks.

WASH has 11 active Chapters from Roanoke, VA to Baltimore, MD.

WASH is a Cooperating Local Group of the Council for Secular Humanism, an Chapter of the American Humanist Association, and an affiliate of American Atheists and an endorsing group of The Secular Coalition of America

While being a member of the WASH meetup group is free please consider joining as a member of WASH to help support our activities.

http://www.wash.org/join (http://www.wash.org/join_online.html)

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Get to know DC Atheists Helping the Homeless

Online event

On Wednesday, November 17, 7pm ET we invite you to meet Joe Shaw of Atheists Helping the Homeless (https://atheistshelping.org) and find out about their goal to regularly provide toiletries and small items for people in need in Washington, DC and adjacent counties in Maryland and Virginia. AHH aims to make a difference in our community for folks having a hard time. Learn how you can share your ideas and get involved.

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