Winter Solstice Is Coming

image for Winter SolsticeIt is that time again when we closer to a change in season. Come join us for the Humanist Community of Central Ohio's annual Winter Solstice Celebration event!

This is the biggest event we host all year, and is one of the best opportunities you will have to meet and socialize with your local Humanist Community.

More on Moore

two forms of marriage that had be defended in courtThe good news is that Alabama’s chief justice Roy Moore is suspended. The suspension comes after Moore ordered probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to same sex couples. The bad news is that Moore’s suspension will likely trigger many misleading claims about the law and role of Christianity in our society.

What Do You Stand For

image of Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick is making a peaceful effort to bring attention to problems facing oppressed people by sitting during the national anthem. Kaepernick’s methods are getting a rise. But what matters more than Kaepernick’s methods is our responses. Our responses show whether we care more about nationalism or about the lives people in this nation.

A Toolkit for Secular Activists

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How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy StepsSociologist Dr. Ryan Cragun has good news for humanists. Dr. Cragun is the author of How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists.

If I Were Speaking at the Reason Rally

image of Dustin Lawson (r) with Dan BarkerThis is a guest post by author and former minister Dustin Lawson

I will only be one of many helpers on the ground at the Reason Rally in Washington, DC. But if I had been among the honored few given the opportunity to speak to the thinkers assembled before the Lincoln Memorial, I would have given the following speech

Humanist Principles Help Political Discussions

rendering of a satellite orbiting EarthThe past few months of political campaigns have been painful. There is a lot that goes wrong in political discussion. The proposals, misrepresentations, reactions, and commentaries can be frightening, frustrating, and discouraging. Fortunately, Humanist principles offer a GPS for working through this mess.

A Thoughtful, Moral Approach to Life

scene of dog reading a bookOne day a wise dog approached a group of cats. The cats were so busy listening to one of the other cats that they did not notice the dog.

One cat told the others, “Cats, pray and pray some more. I’m telling the truth that if you pray with enough faith, soon it will rain mice from the sky.”

Ride Along With Hcco In The Columbus Pride Parade (Video)

screencap from HCCO in the 2016 Columbus Pride Parade videoRide along with HCCO as we march in the 2016 Columbus Pride Parade.

Summertime Solidarity

Group shot of some members of HCCO at the 2016 Reason RallySolidarity involves people working together in areas of agreement and common interest and helps ensure the well-being of all involved.

Iconic HCCO Sampler is now available as a PDF

scan of the Introducing HCCO sampler coverBack in 1997, the Humanist Community of Central Ohio (HCCO) was at one of our high points in our history. We had been named American Humanist Association (AHA) chapter of the year and we were enjoying an energy and enthusiasm from the leadership and group members. But we wanted more. We wanted to get bigger and one project we tried was colloquially, inside of HCCO, called the 'Sampler'.


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