Founded in 1997, we are a chapter of the American Humanist Association.
What is humanism? Definitions abound.
One of the many definitions says that humanism is an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems.
Kurt Vonnegut, who served for many years as the AHA's honorary president, maybe said it most succinctly when he observed that "...being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead."