A not-for-profit educational organization, serving humanists in the mid Hudson Valley,
Welcome to the website of
The Hudson Valley Humanists
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Members are typically skeptical of traditional religious claims. However, we recognize there is diversity in our personal beliefs and that individual members, while supporting the secular nature of our group, may hold different perspectives of the nature of our existence.
Membership is $40 a year.
Moderator and caller-to-action: Richard Cotter, New Paltz, NY.
Send mail to: Hudson Valley Humanists
PO BOX 791
New Paltz, NY 12561
HVH strives to be a group of friendly individuals.
We welcome new members, and want them to feel at home
in a safe haven of fellowship.
We wish to celebrate our differences and share our unique
Our demeanor should be good-humored, positive and constructive.
HVH strives to be a contributing member of the overall community
of the Hudson Valley. We seek full participation in community
events. We are willing to network in cooperative endeavors with
other organizations. As we promote Humanist values, we will maintain
a high regard for the right of others to hold opposing views.
We will participate in the arena of ideas in an honest and respectful
Derived from "The Affirmations of Humanism"
Our goal is to create a better world and greater happiness for all.
Our endeavors are based on these Themes:
Ethics, Animal Rights, Social Responsibility, Peaceful Resolutions, Moral Excellence
Biosphere, Nature, Environmentalism, Population
Science, Rational Thinking, Technology, Education, Free Inquiry, Skepticism
Unity, Diversity, World Community
Relationships, Family, Happiness, Fulfillment, Communication, Compassion, Optimism, Love
Here a list of humanist themes we developed a few years ago:
Health Care, Right to Die, Reproductive Rights
Democracy, Social Justice, Individual Liberty
Church/State Separation, Rights of the non-religious
Links to other communities
American Humanist Association
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Capital District Humanist Society
Freedom From Religion Foundation
International Humanist and Ethical Union
Nigerian Humanist Movement
Secular Coalition of America
The American Atheists
The Council for Secular Humanism
The Humanist Society
The HVH webpage is hosted by Humanists.net,
a project of The Institute for Humanist Studies.