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Secular by Nature. Ethical in Purpose. 

HumanistsMN is a secular community that promotes ethical living, widespread human flourishing, and a healthy planet through its commitment to science, reason, compassion, and creativity. We welcome humanists, atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers who are seeking a caring community of like-minded people.

Powered exclusively by volunteers, HumanistsMN uses all money to promote humanism, build a humanist community, and do good together. We sponsor a wide range of activities, including monthly chapter meetings with speakers, discussion groups, volunteer work, happy hours, and picnics. We advocate on issues including end-of-life options, criminal justice, the environment, and abortion rights. 

We organize activities to commemorate the National Day of Reason, which honors the principles of secular lawmaking and separation of religion and government. Working with the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis and Or Emet, the Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, we bring together legislators and representatives of  secular and advocacy groups to remind policymakers that government should not favor one religion over another or the religious over the nonreligious. 

You can find a calendar of our events, both online and in person, here.

With your help, we can step up our work to:

  • Build a stronger statewide network of secular groups.
  • Increase our membership by reaching out to the growing number of Americans who are religiously unaffiliated and secular, including families who can educate the next generation of humanists.
  • Attract prominent speakers to discuss humanism and other significant political and social topics.
  • Encourage policymakers to make decisions based on science and evidence, including by organizing future National Day of Reason events.
  • Help Compassion & Choices Minnesota lobby for a state law to allow terminally ill people to request medical aid to bring about a peaceful death.

Donate today to help us create a more compassionate and rational world!

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PO Box 582997
Minneapolis, MN 55458

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