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Living Community - HUMANISTMAS IN JULY
Each July we celebrate our community by sharing a meal together. Sunday July 22 will be another HUMANISTMAS IN JULY. Please bring food to share in communion and conversation from[masked] p.m. HUMANISTMAS IN JULY is an opportunity to participate in and experience humanist community at its most direct. The simplicity of sharing food that we like combines with the community of sharing something of ourselves in open conversation. This is the time to come and rediscover friends you've made at Humanist House. New Humanists Sunday Open House is for those new to Humanism, seeking to renew Humanism, having new perspectives on Humanism, or making new friendships in a Humanist community. Sunday Open House events offer non-believers an alternative to pub venues in an atmosphere that allows time and space for good conversation on interesting topics.

Humanist House

10 Shepherd St, Chippendale · Sydney


What we're about

Welcome New Humanists - those new to Humanism, renewing Humanism, with new ideas on Humanism, or seeking new friendships in a Humanist community.

Humanism is a flexible, open-minded life philosophy which forgoes religious delusion. We explore our common humanity in an awesome world. There is no dogma but a shared reality and basic human values like compassion, reason and fairness. Humanism can be seen in the best aspects of the modern Enlightenment - secularism, science, social democracy, human rights - yet with a post-modern skepticism, a concern for the biosphere, a delight in the world as it is and as it could be.

A Humanist Meetup offers a caring community where we grow as persons - enhancing human capacities, fine-tuning ethical sensitivities, finding nourishing companionship, becoming 'citizens of humanity'. This works best for those who come often. Good people take time to get to know, and understanding grows when we view and cultivate our humanity from a range of key perspectives. Of course those who wish to just try a taste from time to time are also welcome.

There's no entry charge for our Meetups - just donations for food and drink. At 3pm on 4th Sundays of the month is New Humanists Sunday Open House - an open, safe, friendly space facilitating comfortable discussion and enjoyable learning, partying, philosophising, discussing, listening, sharing, growing, laughing, Topics are broad enough for participation at all levels, yet deep enough to enhance humanist understanding for those engaging wholistically.

Once members are comfortable at Humanist House they may consider our sponsors the Humanist Society of NSW. At 3pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month we have society speaker events. (Note these aren't always customised for newcomers in the same way as Open House events. The Society is now over 50 years old with a treasured heritage.)

We're building a community, so please don't be shy in offering thoughts and suggestions.

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