Humanist Organizations

Humanist Chaplaincies

New Jersey Humanist Organizations

The two sponsoring organizations of the Humanist Community at Rutgers University:

  • New Jersey Humanist Network (NJHN)
    NJHN is a central New Jersey group that meets regularly for engaging discussions,dinners, speakers and movies and to provide quality activities for humanist families and individuals.
  • Red Bank Humanists
    The Red Bank Humanists cultivate rational inquiry, ethical values, and human development by sponsoring activities including monthly forums, mixers, book club meetings and volunteer projects.

Other New Jersey Humanist Organizations:

  • South Jersey Humanists
    The South Jersey Humanists are a social and educational organization for people who share a common interest in the values of Humanism and who are interested in community service, educational lectures, and social events.
  • Humanists of North Jersey
    The Humanists of North Jersey are an eclectic group of individuals who enjoy free inquiry into any and all topics and who get together for Saturday morning meetings and for social events.
  • Jewish Cultural School and Society
    The JCSS, an affiliate of the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations, is dedicated to the study and celebration of Jewish history and culture within the philosophy of Secular Humanistic Judaism.
  • Kahal Chaverim – NJ Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
    CHJMC provides members opportunities to learn, reflect, socialize, and link their values with their actions and offers Sunday School, B’nai Mitzvah, and adult educational programs.
  • South Jersey Secular Jews
    SJSJ is a community of Jews who choose to celebrate their Jewishness together in monthly meetings that are educational and social. They do not have a website, but can be found on Facebook.
  • Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
    The ECS of Bergen County is a religious, progressive, and humanistic community that puts ethics and human flourishing at the center of the search for a meaningful life.
  • Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
    The ECS of Essex County is a welcoming and inclusive community of people who join together to explore ethical ideas and ideals and to support each other through life’s joys and sorrows.
  • Jersey Shore Freethought Society
    The Jersey Shore Freethought Society is a community based organization of self-declared freethinkers assembling together for social support and grassroots activism in the New Jersey shore region.

National Humanist and Other Organizations

Humanist Organizations

  • American Humanist Association
    The AHA is the nation’s largest and oldest association serving individual humanists and local humanist societies, and publisher of The Humanist magazine.
  • Camp Quest
    Camp Quest is a network of secular coed residential summer camps based on Humanist values.
  • Center for Inquiry’s Council for Secular Humanism
    The CSH supports a wide range of activities, including publishing Free Inquiry and supporting local groups, to meet the needs of people who find meaning and value in life without looking to a religion.
  • Society for Humanistic Judaism
    By embracing a human-centered philosophy of life that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic vales and ideas, the SHJ offers a nontheistic alternative within Judaism.
  • HUUmanists
    HUUmanists, the Association of Unitarian Universalist Humanists, advances humanism within the Unitarian- Universalist denomination and promotes religious humanism in general.
  • American Ethical Union
    The AEU is a humanistic religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society.

Other Nontheistic Organizations

  • Secular Coalition for America
    The SCA is a lobbying organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protecting and strengthening the secular character of the US government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.
  • American Atheists
    American Atheists works for the civil rights of atheists, promotes separation of church and state, and provides information about atheism.
  • Atheist Alliance of America
    The Atheist Alliance of America, formerly joined with Atheist Alliance International, is a democratic alliance of local and regional freethought groups, and publisher of Secular Nation magazine.
  • Secular Student Alliance
    The SSA organizes, unites, educates, and serves students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics.
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation
    FFRF promotes the constitutional principle of separation of state and church , educates the public on matters relating to nontheism and published the freethought newspaper Freethought Today.
  • African Americans for Humanism
    African Americans for Humanism supports skeptics, doubters, humanists, and atheists in the African American community, provides forums for communication and education, and facilitates coordinated action to achieve shared objectives.
  • Hispanic American Freethinkers
    HAFree serves as a resource and support to all Hispanic Freethinkers in promoting the search for truth through science, rational thought, skepticism, humanism, logical, and rational evaluation of faith-based myths.
  • Foundation Beyond Belief
    FBB encourages and demonstrates the generosity and compassion of atheists and humanists and provides support and encouragement for nontheistic parents.
  • Recovering from Religion & the Clergy Project
    Recovering from Religion aims to assist those who have lost or question their religious faith. Its focus in this process is on creating like-minded support and discussion groups. As one of its initiatives, the Clergy Project aims to provide such a community for clergy members.
  • Atheist Nexus
    Atheist Nexus is the world’s largest coalition of nontheists and nontheist communities, including Atheists, Agnostics, Brights, Freethinkers, Humanists and Skeptics.

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