Next meeting:

Saturday Jan 19, 2019
9:45 a.m. til noon.

NOTE THE DATE. This meeting is advanced from the normal last Saturday of the month.
TOPIC: Homelessness in the Comox Valley and the Housing First Initiative
Wachiay Friendship Centre,
1625 Mcphee Avenue, Courtenay

Drop-ins are welcome. Admission by donation.

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February 2018 – Virtuous Living

Reference Material used during presentation and discussion: The courage of Hans and Sophie Scholl Benjamin Franklin’s self-guide to virtuous living About Ursula LeGuin Simonides on being good enough Christian conservative views equating atheism with immorality A somewhat more liberal Christian assessment A rebuttal Advice to the young Secular Morality Deontological...

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September 2017 – Neil Postman – Amusing Ourselves to Death

A discussion of two of Neil Postman’s books: (all book title links are to Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), which, in its analysis of the effect of television on the degradation of public discourse in the USA, starkly foreshadowed the arguably sorry state of American politics and culture today. Postman’s premise is that television’s inherent...

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About Us

Comox Valley Humanists brochure (pdf)

Comox Valley Humanists brochure (pdf)

The Comox Valley Humanists is an independent group of freethinkers, skeptics,  humanists, and inquiring minds who share a secular worldview.

Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the discussion, understanding, and application of a secular worldview that relies on the use of human reason to understand our  world and to adapt to the challenges of the future. We support evidence-based education as an essential tool to foster a democratic, tolerant, compassionate and sustainable society free of hate and irrational beliefs.

With members from the Comox Valley and Campbell River, we meet at 9:45 am on the last Saturday of each month. Drop-ins are welcome.  If you would like to attend a meeting or find out more about the group, please email

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About Humanism

Humanism is a secular worldview based on the conviction that humans are responsible for their own behaviour and can lead fulfilling lives in which decision making is guided by reason, knowledge, honesty, fairness, and love.

Humanism is based on a number of principles, summarized here:

  • Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.
  • Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change.
  • Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience.
  • Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals.
  • Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships.
  • Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.

Adapted from Humanist Manifesto III, American Humanist Association © 2003

Prominent British humanists explain what humanism means to them in this short video from the British Humanist Association

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