The Capital District Humanist Society is a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism. CDHS is a member organization for sharing humanist values. The Society provides many activities including: monthly speakers on a wide range of topics; social activities, a book club, luncheons, volunteering for community service causes, and a newsletter.
What is Humanism?
Humanism is a general term for a world view distinguished by:
* The use of critical reason and scientific methods of inquiry in seeking solutions to human problems.
* A conviction that dogmas, ideologies, and traditions, whether religious, political, or social, must be weighed and tested by each individual and not simply accepted on faith.
* A constant search for truth, with the understanding that new knowledge and experience constantly alter our imperfect perception of it.
* A concern for this life and a commitment to making it meaningful through better understanding ourselves, our history, our intellectual and artistic achievements, and the outlooks of those who differ from us.
* A conviction that progress can be made in building a better world for ourselves and our children with reason, an open marketplace of ideas, goodwill and tolerance.
The Capital District Humanist Society is a member of the American Humanist Association. Please see our webpage: HumanistSociety.net