The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is dedicated to raising the awareness of people of the Gulf Coast region to the ideals and values of secular humanism.

What is Humanism?

Humanists reject superstitious beliefs. Instead, we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared values. We can make the best of life by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, and choosing to take responsibility for our actions.

It is important to act morally towards others, not because of a divine imperative, but because people have inherent dignity. We have only one life, it is our responsibility to make it a good life, and to live it well.

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Upcoming Events

Please see the NOSHA Calendar for all scheduled events.

  • NOSHA Field Trip – French Quarter Guided Tour **Requires ticket purchase**

    April 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at To Be Determined

    This year’s NOSHA “field trip” is a French Quarter tour provided by NOSHA member Dave Thomas who is a professional New Orleans tour guide. As has been our practice over the past two years, the field trip will take the place of our April program, so we will NOT have a program in Metairie at the Jefferson Library this month. There are a limited number of spaces available for each date, so please make your choice from the following: Saturday,

  • New Orleans Abortion Fund 2019 Bowl-A-Thon

    April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Fulton Alley

    Join the Unholy Bowlers to contribute to the success of the New Orleans Abortion fund. For the seventh year in a row, NOAF supporters are raising funds, engaging with their networks, and busting barriers to abortion care. We’re switching venues this year, but we still want to see your team spirit, your energy for reproductive health, and your kickass costumes. Registration and information: bowl.nnaf.org/NOAF19 $25 to register to attend, free for “virtual fundraisers” (people wh...

  • NOSHA Field Trip – French Quarter Guided Tour **Requires ticket purchase**

    May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at To Be Determined

    This year’s NOSHA “field trip” is a French Quarter tour provided by NOSHA member Dave Thomas who is a professional New Orleans tour guide. As has been our practice over the past two years, the field trip will take the place of our April program, so we will NOT have a program in Metairie at the Jefferson Library this month. There are a limited number of spaces available, so make your reservation soon. Ticket Price: $7 per person IMPORTANT: This


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  Until a few months ago, NOSHA’ s relations with the public officials at City Hall have been cordial, if not completely chummy with everyone. A good example of this is President Emeritus Harry Greenberger gave secular invocations to begin city council meetings on eight occasions, which began sometime between 2001 and 2003—the last in 2015. A recent action in October by the new administration, however, led by Mayor Latoya Cantrell brought to the attention of  NOSHA member Glenn Pearl…

 


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