1. Social and Political Equality
Influence social and political reform to promote secularism in government, equality in America, and let our voice be recognized as a human beings regardless of religious affiliation or lack-there-of.
2. Reason, Logic, and Scientific Education and Ethical Behavior
Using reason and logic to make our ethical decisions and impact our moral behavior.
3. Social Camaraderie
Provide a means of social gathering where like-minded people can come to share ideas, stay informed on new social, scientific, and political topics, network with interesting people, and socialize in a neutral, judgement free setting.
4. Community Volunteerism
Organize together as a group for humanitarian efforts. We will focus on one scheduled humanitarian effort per month, such events could include things like Habitat for Humanity, a local soup kitchen, children shelters, blood drives, disaster preparedness. battered women shelters, or any other groups that people would like to suggest. We will also set up a mobilization network to assist in events that happen such as the tornado in Joplin.
From the American Humanist Association homepage:
The American Humanist Association has stood as the voice of humanism in the United States for over 70 years. We strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without gods is an accepted way to live life. We are accomplishing this through our defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by our outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.
Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values—values that are grounded in the philosophy of the Enlightenment, informed by scientific knowledge, and driven by a desire to meet the needs of people in the here and now.
We count humanists and other nontheists as the core of our movement but are always willing to work with friends and allies on issues of common concern. The positions we hold and the actions we take are not simply for our own benefit, but for the betterment of all of society and the world in which we live.
PO Box 4724
Fayetteville AR 72702