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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00 PM: Trip to Camp Evans Base of Terror

CEBOTLet's experience the 100-year-old experimental research grounds and Army Base on a most terrifying and disturbing 1/2 mile-long journey. The true and weird New Jersey history of this National Historic Landmark includes a century of top-secret and experimental research in radar, radio, satellites, radioactive materials and much more that has yet to be declassified.

ADMISSION
$15.00 General Admission
$10.00 Reduced Group Rate for 10 or more
$10.00 Reduced Rate for Police/EMT/Fire/Military

Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

We'll meet at 8:00 pm in the parking lot near the gate entrance and go in together. Rain will cancel, and our rain date will be Friday, October 24, 8pm.

 

 

 

 

Camp Evans Base of Terror (CEBOT) is an all-volunteer effort to raise money for the operation of The InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum and preserve the grounds of a National Historic Landmark.

Camp Evans Base of Terror
InfoAge Science History Museum
2201 Marconi Road
Wall Township, NJ 07719
(map and directions)


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner

Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.

If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.

Please note! There will be no Monthly Dinner in November. We are moving to the first Tuesday of each month, so the next dinner will be the first Tuesday in December.

Omega Diner
1337 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
(map and directions)


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 5:00 to 9:00 PM: Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2013 Light the Night Walk

 

NJHN will be participating in the 2014 Light the Night Walk fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We'll be one of many teams raising funds under the Foundation Beyond Belief banner.

We need walkers and donors. Please visit our Team Page and sign up as a walker or make a donation of any amount you can. Help us raise awareness and money for the treatment of blood cancers.

The Foundation Beyond Belief teams have raised nearly $1 million for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society since 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Princeton Forrestal Village
206 Rockingham Row
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(map and directions)


Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 1:30 PM: Program Meeting, Details TBA

Come at 1:30 pm for snacks and to socialize. After announcements, the program will start promptly at 1:45 pm. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4:00 pm. We are trying out a new place this month, the Village Pizza Italian Restaurant, 1075 Easton Avenue, Somerset NJ 08873.

**NOTE: We collect nonperishable, unexpired food items for donation to the Franklin Twp Food Bank at every meeting. There are collection bins at the library where we can add our items.

Meeting:
Franklin Township Library
485 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(map and directions)


Dinner:
Village Italian Pizza Restaurant
1075 Easton Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
(map and directions)


Saturday, December 21, 2014, 12:00 - 4:00 PM: 14th Annual HumanLight Party

HumanLight Logo
Created by NJHN members, HumanLight is a secular December holiday, celebrated around the country since 2001. 
The holiday celebrates and expresses humanist ideals and values, and a positive vision of a peaceful, ethical,
and happy world - a better future which humanity can build by working together.
Please visit humanlight.org for more info.

Morris County Cultural Center

300 Mendham Road (CR 510/24)
Morristown, NJ 07960
(map & directions)

Buffet Menu
TBA

Dessert
TBA

Beverages
Hot coffee and tea
Iced tea
Water
BYOB

Be sure to tell us if you have any special dietary needs or restrictions.
Madeline's can make individual dishes for us that are vegetarian, vegan, peanut-free, gluten-free, etc.

Music
TBA

Entertainment
TBA

Each year NJHN makes a donation to the Franklin Township Food Bank.
This year, we ask that you bring:
TBA

Please help us fill this need with these items.
Please check the expiration date on any items, as the Food Bank does not accept food with expired dates!


 

Past Events

NJHN is now a partner of the Foundation Beyond Belief

FBB Mission: To demonstrate humanism at its best by supporting efforts to improve this world and this life, and to challenge humanists to embody the highest principles of humanism, including mutual care and responsibility.

 

Foundation Beyond Belief is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of atheists and humanists. Ten charitable organizations are selected per quarter, one in each of the following cause areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Environment
  • Child Welfare
  • Human Rights
  • Animal Protection
  • Peace
  • Challenge the Gap (charities based in other worldviews)
  • Foundation Beyond Belief itself

As a Partner, NJHN will help raise funds for designated causes through donations, hosting fundraisers, and by encouraging our members to join FBB as individual members. If you are currently a member of FBB, your monthly donation can accrue to the total for NJHN as well. Just log in to your FBB account, select Manage Donation in the right sidebar, and scroll to the bottom of the page. A dropdown menu allows you to link to NJHN. If not you can join FBB, then select NJHN from the dropdown menu.

One hundred percent of the funds we raise will go to the causes we designate. The slate of beneficiaries changes each quarter and Foundation Partners are an important voice in helping choose future charities.



NJCoR's billboard in Kearny, October 26 - November 22, 2009
NJ Turnpike western spur SB, just past 15W


Be good for goodness' sake

 

 

PLEASE SUPPORT NJHN'S FUND FOR CAMP QUEST

We are currently seeking donations to our Harley A. Brown Fund for Camp Quest for the 2012 camping season, as well as applications for campership assistance for any family sending a child to Camp Quest.  The Camp Quest experience is one our children will never forget -- one in which they are exposed to "rational inquiry, critical and creative thinking, scientific method, self-respect, ethics, competency, democracy, free speech, and the separation of religion and government guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States."  If we hope to make progress toward a more secular American society, we must begin to instill these values in our children.  Please pledge your support by making a donation today on our donations page.  Any amount is appreciated and helps one or more children afford an experience that they might otherwise miss. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!


Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term.  One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
- Carl Sagan

The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
- from Humanist Manifesto III





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Updates

Trying to raise children and looking for secular resources?  NJHN sponsors the New Jersey Humanist Families Network.  Visit their page for more information.


NJHN is a co-sponsor of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Rutgers University, now in its second year.  Barry Klassel, Humanist Celebrant and NJHN member is the chaplain. Visit the Chaplaincy website for more detailed information.




Lending Library

We have established a lending library service for NJHN members.  An extensive collection of books is now available for 30 day loans.  Please visit our Lending Library page for details.  If you'd like to donate books, contact library at njhn.org.


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