Richard Wright Says, "You are not alone."

photo of Richard WrightMany writers have given their reasons for not believing, but in the autobiographical “Black Boy,” Richard Wright (1908-1960) uses his talents to vividly portray his experience of life as a nonbeliever in a religiously and racially privileged America where women and the poor get taken advantage of.

The Culture and Politics of Pay and Gender

screencap of Stephen David, Program Associate at the ACLU of Ohio was our speaker for the August general meeting of HCCOStephen David, Program Associate at the ACLU of Ohio was our speaker for the August general meeting of HCCO. His topic was 'The Culture and Politics of Pay and Gender'.

Humanism in Four C's

After more than 20 years of being involved in Humanism, I’ve had a chance to get know a lot of great people.  Humanists usually stand out in one of four ways:  conscientious living, careful thinking, courage, and compassion. 

HCCO's Annual Summer Picnic Sunday August 24th 2014

image from the 2012 Summer PicnicOn Sunday August 24th, HCCO will be hosting our Annual Summer Picnic. This year we will be at the Dogwood Reservable Shelter at Blendon Woods Metro Park. It will be the same format as last year where participants share a dish and bring something to grill if you wish.

HCCO's Annual Summer Picnic

Sunday August 24, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrating 100 Years of Rationality

image of a house owned by Olin J. Ross on Buttles Ave. in ColumbusThe year 2014 marks the 100th year since the Columbus Rationalist Society was founded by Olin J. Ross.

Igwe's Talk To Be Broadcast On The Radio On Friday July 18th (Link To An Archive of the Broadcast Included)

According to Leo Igwe, Nigeria functions as a theocracy under Sharia law following centuries of fundamentalist religious indoctrination and Jihadist propaganda. Aiming to bring a tide of Enlightenment, Igwe organizes people with a counter narrative promoting separation of church and state, critical thinking, education, scientific literacy, and human rights. An edited version of his presentation will be broadcast by WCRS at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 18.

Update: Here is the recording of Igwe's talk from the event as heard on WCRS:

HCCO to host Leo Igwe on July 16th (Update: Video included)

image of Leo Igwe speakingThe Humanist Community is honored to be hosting Leo Igwe on July 16th, as part of his US speaking tour.

HCCO endorses Move to Amend

By unanimous vote of the Board, the Humanist Community of Central Ohio has endorsed Move to Amend. This nonpartisan coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals is committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

'A Black Ex-Minister Shares His Surprising Journey'

image of the cover of the book by Anthony PinnDr. Anthony Pinn’s autobiography, Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist, stands out among stories of becoming an atheist. In spite of the confrontational title, Dr.

Teaching Humanism: It's What We Do

clipart of public speakingThe Humanist Community of Central Ohio has a stated mission and purpose to build a humanist community and to teach humanism. How we teach humanism is always a challenge when coming up with programing and events but since it's the reason we exist, we need to try to get the education in when we can.


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