About the Curator: Rick Heller leads weekly meditations for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and is the author of Secular Meditation (New World Library, 2015). Rick received a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University and also hold degrees from Harvard and MIT. His writing has appeared in Free Inquiry, UUWorld, Tikkun, Buddhadharma, the Boston … Read more

The Humanist Contemplative

Introduction Humanist Contemplatives are not a separate group from Humanists, but are individuals who can work with and in existing Humanist organizations. These are Humanists with a particular focus on the personal aspects of Humanism as a life practice.   The Foundation Compassion is the foundational principle on which Humanist Contemplative thought is based. Compassion … Read more

What is Humanism?

Humanists are people who believe in a natural universe as understood through reason, people who wish to live ethical and meaningful lives without faith in the supernatural, and people who care for their fellow human being. Humanists are informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. The International Humanist & Ethical Union (IHEU) … Read more