Official information about the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego.

 Our official registration data:

HFSD Nonprofit Incorporation with the Secretary of State
Type  Nonprofit
Incorporation Date  8/17/2009
Jurisdiction  CA (California, USA)

From our endorsement letter from the Secretary of State, California, from August 20, 2009:

Article of Incorporation #4:

A. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). B. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Transcribed by Lena Nechet, HFSD President, on June 26, 2018.

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Humanist Worldview,  Humanist Values, Humanist Community

Our Mission

The mission of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego (HFSD) is to function as an informative, educational, and social resource for its members and to advance public awareness of Humanism and the acceptance of its principals of social progress through democratic dialog, acts of compassion, the pursuit of justice, and promotion of critical thinking.

Our Philosophy

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice. Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as part of nature and holds that values - be they religious, ethical, social, or political - have their source in human nature, experience and culture.

Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.

Our Community

The HFSD is a proud chapter of the American Humanist Association, a founding member of the San Diego Coalition of Reason, and an associate of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. We reach out to the growing number of people who recognize that each individual has to be responsible for his or her life through rational thinking without claims to divine knowledge; this includes secularists, atheists, agnostics, Unitarian Universalists, Christian and Jewish Humanists, rationalists, freethinkers …

We count humanists and other nontheists as the core of our community but are always willing to work with friends and allies on issues of common concern.

Participate!  All of our events are posted at Meetup. Please join our Meetup group so that you will automatically receive timely announcements of events, and are able to easily RSVP. RSVPs are not necessary, but are helpful for planning. Most events are free and open to the public.

Are you a humanist?

  • Do you prefer to think things through for yourself rather than simply following the crowd?
  • Do you consider human experience, logical reasoning, and scientific inquiry to be better methods for discovering truth than revelation, ancient myths and religious texts.
  • Are you dedicated to securing human rights and civil liberties for all?
  • Are your ethical values informed by reason, compassion, and tested by their consequences?
  • Are you good without god(s) and threats of eternal damnation?
  • Do you believe in enjoying life here and now since it is the only life you'll have?

If so, you're probably a humanist!

Vision Humanista del Mundo, Valores Humanistas, Comunidad Humanista

Nuestra Mision

La mision de la Humanist Fellowship de San Diego (HFSD en Ingles) es funcionar como un recurso informativo, educacional y social para sus miembors y para avanzar la conciencia publica sobre Humanismo y la aceptacion de sus principios de progreso social por medio del dialogo democratico, actos de compasion, la busqueda de justicia y la promocion del pensamiento critico.

Nuestra Filosofia

Humanismo es una filosofia racional informada por la ciencia, inspirada por el arte, y motivada por la compasion.

Afirmando la dignidad de cada ser humano, soporta la maximizacion de la libertad individual y consonante de oportunidad con responsabilidad social y planetaria. Defiende la extension de la democracia participatoria y la expansion de una sociedad abierta, que defiende los derechos humanos y justicia social. Libre del supernaturalismo, reconoce a los seres humanos como parte de la naturaleza y mantiene que valores - religios, eticos, sociales o politicos - tienen su origen en la naturaleza, experiencia y cultura humana. El humanismo entonces deriva de los objetivos de vida de las necesidades e intereses humanos en vez de las abstracciones teologicas o ideologicas, y afirma que la humanidad debe tomar responsabilidad de su propio destino. El Tercer manifiesto Humanista, sucesor del Manifiesto de 1933

Nuestra Comunidad

HFSD es orgullosamente una seccion de la Asociacion Humanista de America (American Humanist Association), un miembro fundador de la Coalicion de Razon de San Diego y un miembro de la Union Internacional de Humanismo y Etica. Tendemos la mano al numero creciente de gente que reconoce que cada individuo debe ser responsable de su vida por medio de pensamiento racional sin alegaciones de conocimiento divino; incluyendo secularistas, atheos, agnosticos, Unitarian Universalists, Cristianos y Judios Humanistas, racionalistas, libre pensadores...

Contamos humanistas y otros no-creyentes como el centro de nuestra comunidad pero estamos siempre dispuestos a trabajar con amigos y aliados en asuntos de inquietud o preocupacion comun.

Participa!  Todos nuestros eventos son publicados en Meetup. Por favor unete a nuestro grupo de Meetup para que recibas informacion sobre nuestros eventos en forma regular y puedas confirmar tu asistencia. Confirmacion de asistencia (RSVP) no es obligatoria, pero ayuda a planear los eventos. La mayoria de los eventos are gratis y abiertos al publico.

Eres Humanista?

  • Prefieres analizar cosas por tu cuenta en lugar de simplemente seguir a la muchedumbre?
  • Consideras que la experiencia humana, el razonamiento logico y la investigacion cientifica son mejores metodos para descubrir la verdad que revelacion, mitos antiguos y textos religiosos?
  • Estas dedicado a asegurar los derechos humanos y las libertades civiles para todos?
  • Son tus valores eticos informados por la razon, compasion y probados por sus consecuencias?
  • Eres bueno sin dios(es) y amenazas de condenacion eterna?
  • Crees en disfrutar la vida aqui y ahora **puesto que es la unica vida que tendras?

Si es asi, es probable que seas humanista!

La Humanist Fellowship de San Diego es una organizacion educativa sin bienes lucrativos. Nuestra mesa directiva y otros planeadores de eventos son todos voluntarios comprometidos a la mision de HFSD.
  • HFSD mission summary: To be an informative and uniting resource on secular humanism for all people in the area.

  • HFSD official description: Humanist Fellowship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization in San Diego County of California, USA that instruct the public on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community. We advocate factual foundation for our viewpoints.

  • HFSD motto: We believe in good.

Our mission is to advance public awareness of Humanism and of its principals of social progress through dialog, acts of compassion, pursuit of justice, and promotion of critical thinking.

Secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of morality and decision making.

We unite secular humanists and ethical atheists and skeptics in the area. We organize meetingslectures and discussion groups.

Humanist Fellowship
of San Diego

P. O. BOX 12133
San Diego, CA 92112

Richard Stravinsky, Nicola Duggan, Astrid Falkenberg, Stephen McNabb, Sean Taylor

Definitions of humanism and other foundation documents for secular humanists. 

Directors of the Humanist Fellowship Board, members of the Board.

Contributing members of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego.

Humanist gatherings, secular outreach, talks, and other events for the humanist community.

Secular Humanist Outreach - The Booth - in Balboa Park - every Saturday on Prado, 10 am - 5 pm.
Board and Member Meetings: every 3rd month, on the 3rd Saturday, at 3 pm.

Charitable donations of money and time.