Imagine an American Humanism known for overflowing Humanist community centers: each one filled with people of every background, bound together by a common set of Humanistic values, inspired by art, music and nature, performing acts of social service, raising Humanist families, and thinking locally and globally about how to build a more reasonable and compassionate world. Imagine them led by gifted individuals who have been trained as experts in Humanist thought and best practices, using collaboratively developed how-to road maps for developing such centers.
At present, if you look for a home for Humanists in almost any city, a physical destination and thriving organization that can provide a comparable social and cultural experience to that of a house of worship, you will struggle to find one. Without such alternatives, Humanism will always take a back seat in a society where much of social life and status is still based on community and congregational membership.
The creators of this site believe we will only be able to build a movement representing the full power & potential of millions of nonreligious Americans when such a movement provides a meaningful alternative to traditional religion and the community it engenders. In short, we are convinced, based on history, sociological research & personal experience, that the success of the Humanist and secular movement depends almost entirely on our ability to build strong local communities.