Compassion and Reason
We're humanists and freethinkers and we are happy you have come to our web site. Our site is designed to provide a central information area for our community. You can find out about our upcoming events, current topics of interest to humanists, a community for discussion on relevant topics and much more.
If you have questions or comments, please contact us.
What we're about
The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC), Connecticut, seeks to promote Humanism and free thought in our community.
Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or dogma.
Our bywords are Reason and Compassion. We look for evidence as the basis of our beliefs about the world, and we embody compassion as our approach to others. We seek:
1. To provide a forum for mutual and public education,
2. To promote critical thinking and the separation of government and religion, and to stand up for humanist values as citizens,
3. To form a warm, welcoming and supportive community of thoughtful people.
We welcome all who wish to participate.
HFFC is an independent chapter of the American Humanist Association.
HFFC has something for every interest. Many of our activities provide learning and discussion. Others are for socializing or just plain fun.
Our monthly dinner meetings have a variety of programs, including prominent speakers such as Steve Novella, author of The Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Mike Reiss, head
writer for the tv show "The Simpsons. "
Special interest groups include book discussions, science readers group and movie nights, We also have social action activities. Special activities include the Darwin Day Dinner in
February, and Winter and Summer Solstice parties.
We invite you to attend any of our events or activities to meet us and learn how friendly we are.
HFFC uses memberships and donations to maintain a high level of programming and social actions in keeping with the interests of our members.
Monthly Feature Programs:
Sound offs (our version of TED talks)
Science Readers discussion group.
Books et cetera discussion group.
Movie nights with discussion.
Solstice parties and other special fun events.
Discounts to major social events.
Community and friendship sharing with like minded people.
Membership is inexpensive with annual costs starting at $25 for individuals.
HFFC is an IRS-recognized 501(c )(3 ) educational organization. Membership contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.