Upcoming Events

Time to Renew your NJHN Membership!!

The Picnic is the best time to renew your annual NJHN membership dues or become a new dues-paying member. We accept cash/check/credit card.

You can also renew (or join) online.

All of our programs and other activities are made possible by your financial support. Thank you!

Individual Membership is $30
Family Membership is $45
Student/Limited Means is $20


Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 1:00 to 6:00 PM: Annual Summer Picnic

















One of our biggest events of the year, it's a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones, with plenty of good food and a chance to support our Humanist group!

Picnic Menu (provided):

Please bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. If your last name starts with:

PLEASE NOTE: Somerset County parks do not allow alcohol.

RSVP to Lisa Ridge at njhn.org@gmail.com or call 732-649-8984 by Friday, August 18, so that we know how much food to prepare, and indicate whether you'll bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Adults $15 ($10 for NJHN members)
children 12-17 $5
children under 12 FREE.

You can pay at the picnic by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to: New Jersey Humanist Network.

The Picnic is the best time to renew your annual NJHN membership dues or become a new dues-paying member. All of our programs and other activities are made possible by your financial support. Thank you!


Duke Island Park 
Pavilion Grove Picnic Area (area 6 on park map
Parking in area A on the park map







Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:30 PM: Program Meeting

Guest Speaker: Fraidy Reiss, the Founder and Executive Director of Unchained at Last

Unchained at Last


Unchained At Last is the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women escape or resist arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. It is also is the only nonprofit dedicated to promoting social, policy and legal change to end forced and child marriage in America.

Fraidy Reiss was 19 when her family arranged for her to marry a man who turned out to be violent. But with no education or job, in an insular religious community where only men have the right to grant a divorce, she felt trapped. But Fraidy persevered, graduated from Rutgers University with a journalism degree at age 32, and founded Unchained At Last.





The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.


Past Events

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

Be good for goodness' sake

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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