Members usually describe their secular stance as secular humanist, atheist, agnostic,skeptic, freethinker, naturalism... We support the application of critical thinking skills. Members consider secularism a very important moral stance, skeptical of traditional religious claims. We work to toward separation of state/church issues. 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.
Hudson Valley Humanists is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit organization.
Friendship HVH supports the cultivation of a dinamic group of friendly, thoughtful, active individuals. We welcome new members of all ages, and want everyone to feel at home
in a safe haven of fellowship. We support everyone to be considerate of our differences and share our unique
perspectives. We live in a challenging world. Let's grow a strong community.
Let's support a demeanor of good-humor, positive and constructive.
Community 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
Humanist themes 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: Arts, Ethics, Animal Rights, Social Responsibility, Peaceful Resolutions, Moral Excellence, Biosphere, Nature, Environmentalism, Population, Science, Rational Thinking, Technology, Education, Free Inquiry, Skepticism, Unity, Diversity, Tolerance, Relationships, Family, Happiness, Fulfillment, Communication, Compassion, Optimism, Love, History, Ancestors, Health Care, Right to Die, Reproductive Rights,Democracy, Social Justice, Individual Liberty, Church/State Separation, Rights of the non-religious...