We are the Humanist Association of San Diego, a community organization that promotes humanist philosophy & values, the separation of church and state, and cilvil rights through discussions, lectures, outings, and community service events. We have been active since 1970, and a proud chartered chapter of the American Humanist Association since 1973.
“Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability to and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity” (preamble to Humanist Manifesto III).
“Humanism is the Joyous Service for the greater good of all humanity in this natural world and advocating the methods of reason, science, and democracy” (Corliss Lamont , The Philosophy of Humanism).
The Humanist Community is a broad umbrella covering Agnostics, Atheists, Deists, Ethical Culturists, and those of a liberal-progressive secular-religious tradition who come together to use our creative, intelligence, and experience; guided by compassion to make this world a better place, and to become better people in the process, together. We Humanists place our concern in this world, united by our love of humanity, and driven by our ever present optimism in our ability to improve the human condition.