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THE MISSION OF THE HUMANISTS OF GREATER PORTLAND is to create a thriving local community that promotes and acts upon the ideals of Humanism.

"Humanism" is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.

Upcoming events (4+)

Early Bird Discussion Group via Zoom

Online event

[For the Zoom link to our current discussion, go to: portlandhumanists.org]

You are invited to join us each week for an eye-opening discussion with the Early Birds!

Why stay home with your Sunday paper when you could get to the meat of the matter as part of an intellectually hungry circle of Humanists?

The week's facilitator is democratically chosen from the attendees to lead the discussion of topics nominated that morning and voted on by the group. Topics should relate to the four broad areas of humanist interest: Human Well-being; Secularism; Science/Reason; and Culture and Morality.

Afterward, join others gathered upstairs for coffee and pastries before the main program begins, or, head back downstairs at 10:00 AM for another discussion group.

All are welcome to engage the speaker and have a light snack at our meet-and-greet, AfterThoughts, from 11:30-noon before heading off to lunch at a nearby eatery.

Be sure to peruse our humanism library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.

All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of the Humanists of Greater Portland are gratefully accepted.

We look forward to seeing you -- bring a friend!

Sunday Meeting: "TBA”

Friendly House

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We make it worth your while to get up early on Sunday morning!

Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism:

• Human Well-Being

• Science and Reason

• Secularism

• Humanities, Culture, and Morality

Sunday HGP programs: for info, follow the link (below; and left) to the main HGP website home page, find the "Next Speaker" announcement on the left; for past programs and future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left of that page:

http://www.portlandhumanists.org/

Sunday Morning Schedule:

8:45 Early Bird discussion: choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)

9:45 Coffee, juice & cookies: enjoy prior to programs. (East Room)

10:00 Main program: weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)

10:05 Open Discussion: 1st Sundays, help choose a topic (Garden Room)

11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks. (East Room)

11:45 Occasional classes, discussions, committees: meet until 1:00 PM

12:00 Lunch: at nearby eatery, all are welcome!

Be sure to peruse our humanist library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.

Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website.

All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.

Join us -- and bring a friend!

Now Online: Humanists Happy Hour in Gresham

Online event

We now are doing virtual happy hour every Saturday via Zoom. Join us for conversation and contact with likeminded persons. We know these are hard times and just meeting with in a friendly space can make our world feel a little more sane. Make sure you mark "Attend" and we will send you the login for the Meetup.

Early Bird Discussion Group via Zoom

Online event

[For the Zoom link to our current discussion, go to: portlandhumanists.org]

You are invited to join us each week for an eye-opening discussion with the Early Birds!

Why stay home with your Sunday paper when you could get to the meat of the matter as part of an intellectually hungry circle of Humanists?

The week's facilitator is democratically chosen from the attendees to lead the discussion of topics nominated that morning and voted on by the group. Topics should relate to the four broad areas of humanist interest: Human Well-being; Secularism; Science/Reason; and Culture and Morality.

Afterward, join others gathered upstairs for coffee and pastries before the main program begins, or, head back downstairs at 10:00 AM for another discussion group.

All are welcome to engage the speaker and have a light snack at our meet-and-greet, AfterThoughts, from 11:30-noon before heading off to lunch at a nearby eatery.

Be sure to peruse our humanism library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.

All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of the Humanists of Greater Portland are gratefully accepted.

We look forward to seeing you -- bring a friend!

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Sunday Meeting: "TBA”

Friendly House

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