The Humanist Being, Ltd.

Striving to live ethical lives

and build an ethical future.

Secular Sunday Service

May 19, 2024, 10 am

All welcome.

Hybrid in-person & online.

Theme: Critical Thinking

Speaker: Kenneth Bauer

Click on image for digital program.

New Member Meeting

We plan to hold new member welcome meetings once every quarter. Our first meeting was a big success. Our next meeting is planned for late May or early June 2024. Join our Meetup group for updates.

Who We Are

The Humanist Being is a nonprofit organization dedicated to critical thinking, scientific reason, as well as empathy and a call to serve and uplift our neighbors.

We are secular Humanists. Our values and vision are based on the observable world and on scientific principles. We value living the examined life and loving the people we are with. We find hope for the future in the work we are doing now. We are against dogma of any kind. Click here for an informal video about developing our vision .

We follow 12 Ethical Commitments that represent our shared humanistic values and principles.

Our 12 Ethical Commitments

  1. Empathy - I will consider other people’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. (JAN)
  2. Humor - I will use humor to bring new perspectives and to help myself and others heal. (FEB)
  3. Global Awareness - I will be a good neighbor on the Earth and help make it a better place for everyone. (MAR)
  4. Social Justice - I will help people solve problems and handle conflict in ways that are fair for everyone. (APR
  5. Critical Thinking - I will practice good judgment by asking questions and thinking for myself. (MAY)
  6. Environmentalism - I will take care of the Earth and the life on it. (JUN)
  7. Responsibility - I will be a good person and own the consequences of my actions. (JUL)
  8. Altruism - I will help others in need without hoping for rewards. (AUG)
  9. Communication - I will listen with an open mind, ask questions, and speak only for myself. (SEP)
  10. Ethical Development - I will always focus on becoming a better person. I will learn from my mistakes. (OCT)
  11. Humility - I will be aware of my strengths & weaknesses, and appreciate the strengths & weaknesses of others. (NOV)
  12. Service - I will help my community in ways that let me get to know the people I’m helping. (DEC)

Revised January 2024. Adapted from The Ten Commitments, American Humanist Association.

Schedule of Events

May or June


7:00 pm EDT

New Member Meeting. We plan to hold new member welcome meetings once every quarter. Our first meeting was a big success. Our next meeting is planned for late May or early June 2024. Join our Meetup group for updates.


May 15 & 29, 2024

7:00 pm EDT

Civil Conversations. The Civil Conversations Club meets every other Wednesday online. We hold conversations with one another using the Socratic method to have open-minded conversations so that both conversational partners learn.

Monday, June 3, 2024

7:00 pm EDT

Universal Shelter Group meets monthly on the first Monday. We believe that housing is a fundamental human right. Vermont is in the midst of a housing crisis. Can we come up with creative solutions from a Humanist perspective?

Monthly on the Third Sunday, 10:00 am EDT: May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug 18

Secular Sunday Service. 10 am. All welcome. Third Sunday of each month . Hybrid in-person & online. May service at North Star Community Hall, Burlington.

May: Critical Thinking | June: Environmentalism | July: Responsibility

Service after Service. 11:15 am. Trash Pickup in the Old North End. All welcome. Meet at North Star Community Hall.

Our First Annual Fundraiser!

This has been a big year for The Humanist Being. In 2022-2023, we officially became a nonprofit religious organization, grew our online community to over 500 members all over the world, and are expanding our local presence in the State of Vermont.

The Humanist Being is launching its first annual fundraiser to celebrate our successes and work to make an even bigger impact in 2024 and beyond. And even better, all donations to The Humanist Being are tax-deductible.

Highlights of the year

Growing our Community

  • Secular Sundays. Secular Sundays provide an opportunity to gather, share stories and have fun.
  • Service after Service. After each service we serve the community with activities like providing free meals, etc.

Strengthening our Mission

  • Housing as a Right. The Board and volunteers at The Humanist Being are exploring models to help create affordable housing opportunities, including Intentional Communities.
  • When Humanists Attack. Since 2020, The Humanist Being has produced a fun and informative podcast series “When Humanists Attack”.

Building on our Success

  • Impossible Conversations. IC meets twice a month to learn and practice “Street Epistemology”, with participants from all over the world.
  • Monthly Online & In-Person Meetings.


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Burlington Meetup Group and other Vermont Events. Street Epistemology (virtual) meetings.

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Secular Sundays, Universal Shelter Committee, Community Service, and more!

Contact Us

The Humanist Being

71 Hanley Ln

Jericho, VT 05465

United States


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