'A Black Ex-Minister Shares His Surprising Journey'

image of the cover of the book by Anthony PinnDr. Anthony Pinn’s autobiography, Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist, stands out among stories of becoming an atheist. In spite of the confrontational title, Dr.

Teaching Humanism: It's What We Do

clipart of public speakingThe Humanist Community of Central Ohio has a stated mission and purpose to build a humanist community and to teach humanism. How we teach humanism is always a challenge when coming up with programing and events but since it's the reason we exist, we need to try to get the education in when we can.

HCCO Board Of Trustees: Making It Happen

image showing typical HCCO Board of Trustees MeetingThe Humanist Community of Central Ohio is overseen by a Board of Trustees, who are elected by the membership. Have you ever wanted to know what the Board does or how it works? The good news is members have an open invitation to attend Board meetings and participate in discussions.

Reason and Compassion in Action at Pride

image of Sharon holding rainbow flagThe Columbus Pride March needs you! At the Columbus Pride March, Humanists have a chance to put our thoughts into action, to work with others, and to let others know we’re here.

The Art of Humanism

image of a Claude Monet painting in a frameSome of the most sought after art has been done by atheists like Picasso, Van Gogh, and Rothko. While there has been a lot of art done to illustrate myths and religious stories, artists have also hinted at their Humanism in their art. Rodin’s sculpture "The Thinker" dramatizes the value of rational thought itself.

Human Connections Should Be A Daily Experience

image of Cambridge Broxterman speaking at our meetingCambridge Broxterman joined us for our May general meeting to share her experiences making a real human connection with others as a secular person, what she has discovered about others in times of need, and ways that all of us can make a difference in the lives of those near us.

Share Your Passion for Humanism at Comfest!


Want to share your passion for Humanism with others? HCCO needs volunteers to staff our table at the Community Festival (ComFest), Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, in Goodale Park. This is a great way to support HCCO’s visibility, be involved in the community, and have a good time. If you’ve never tabled before, or even if you are new to HCCO, that’s not a problem.

Humanists Jump On Prayer Bandwagon After Town Of Greece Decision

City council members praying before a meetingThe recent US Supreme Court decision in Town Of Greece v. Galloway, opened the door to 'legislative' prayer that can be said at the beginning of a government meeting or event. Although the decision disappointed many secular people, some secular groups, like the American Humanist Association, have decided to join in and encourage seculars to participate in these 'prayers' so that our point of view is represented. It isn't the best solution to the divisiveness of government prayer but it may help show the court was wrong to allow prayer in the first place when the religious conservative's true colors come out.

Warren Wolf Memorial Service Set For May 25th

There will be a Memorial Service for Warren Wolf on Sunday, May 25 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus. The church is at 93 Weisheimer Rd., 43214, just West of N. High St. between Morse and Henderson (Clintonville). There is a parking lot and, if full, parking is available across the street at a funeral home. The service will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with several people participating. Following the service there will be a reception at the church until 6 p.m.

“Better Together” Includes Humanists

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Better Together program hosted an event called “Speed Faithing.” Speed Faithing was designed to be similar to speed dating but to give participants a chance to quickly talk with representatives of different world views. The Better Together organizers thoughtfully included freethinkers, atheists, and Humanists along with the polytheist, Buddhist, evangelical Christian, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, Bahai, Jewish, and Muslim presenters. I visited tables for other groups and helped host the table by the OWU Freethinkers.


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