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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. We are an affiliate of the Council for Secular Humanism, an associate of the American Humanist Association, an affiliate of American Atheists, and a member of the Atheist Alliance International.

NOSHA By-Laws 2009
Meet the NOSHA Officers and Board

NOSHA has a diverse volunteer board of directors who are elected to three year terms each December. Read more about them here, and find out who's who.


Becoming a member, or renewing a membership, is easy. Click on the membership button or send a check to our treasurer, Rose J. Mort. Memberships are $20.00 per household.

If paying by check, make it payable to NOSHA and indicate which project your donation will benefit. Send all NOSHA donations and membership dues to:

P.O. Box 58536
New Orleans, 70158-8536

Getting our message out to the community

NOSHA is raising funds to get our message out to our community. Anyone interested in finding out more about us and secular humanism can attend our regular meetings. See our Calendar for a schedule of meeting dates and events.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Board President Emeritus Harry Greenberger. Greenberger was the founding president of NOSHA and is available for presentations to the media and area organizations about the separation of church and state and other humanist issues.

Charlotte Klasson

NOSHA is accepting donations for our advertising fund which will place advertisements on street cars, billboards and other possible media outlets. All contributions marked for "advertising" will be used exclusively for that purpose.

Speaker's Fund

Our most ambitious program is to bring speakers of note for whom we will need honoraria and travel expenses. A donation of $500-1000 will allow us to substantially defray the expense of hotel, food and flights to New Orleans for one speaker.

Contributions to NOSHA are tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 corporation. Please consider funding one of these programs.

Meeting Sponsorship

NOSHA pays the Audubon Zoo $195 for each monthly meeting. A donation of $390 will cover two months of meeting space rent. And we can announce your sponsorship to the audience and in our bulletins if you request that your donation be earmarked for that specifically.

Advertise in NOSHA News

Reach over 500 educated households, four times a year by advertising in Nosha News, the official newsletter for the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association which is celebrating ten years of promoting reason in our community.

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Statement of Principles

We reject efforts to denigrate human intelligence, to explain the world in supernatural terms, and to look outside nature for salvation. We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest. We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness and responsibility. Humanist ethics are amenable to critical, rational guidance and normative standards exist that we discover together. Moral principles are tested by their consequences. We affirm humanism as both a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in service to others. We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings. Learn more about The Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles.

Join the NOSHA Yahoo Group

Sign up to receive our periodic announcements about upcoming meetings and events at the NOSHA Yahoo group. Send an email to

Famous Quotes

If God created the world, then who created god? and who created whoever created god? So somewhere along the line something had to just be there. So why can't we just skip the idea of god and go straight to earth? - Ryan Hanson

Event Calendar

Looking for something to do? Check out our Calendar page for upcoming NOSHA events.

Freethinking Happy Hour

Join our merry band of skeptics on the FIRST Wednesday and THIRD Tuesday of each month. See the Calendar page for more information.

Monthly Meetings

See our Calendar for a schedule of meeting dates and events.


Read the latest issue of Nosha News, the official newsletter for the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association.

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NOSHA produces a half-hour program, "The New Orleans Humanist Perspective," which airs on Cox Cable, New Orleans, Channel 76. See our Media page for more detail.

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2012 American Humanist Association Convention
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2012 American Humanist Association Convention
Harry, manning the booth. At the 2012 American Humanist Association Convention.