Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:30 to 6:00 PM: Annual NJHN Picnic

Schooley's Mountain Park

One of our biggest events of the year - 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!

Rain or shine!

Picnic Menu (provided by NJHN):

You also can bring your own food for grilling.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. If your last name begins with:
A - M: a hot or cold side dish (e.g., bean, potato, pasta or veggie salad, fresh veggie platter, etc.)
N - Z: a dessert (e.g., cookies, brownies, fresh fruit, pie, cake, etc.)
Adults - $15 ($10 for NJHN members)
Children age 12-17 - $5
Children age 11 and under - FREE

You can pay at the picnic. Cash or checks made payable to New Jersey Humanist Network are preferred; credit cards also accepted.

RSVP to Lisa Ridge or call 732-425-5233 by Wednesday, July 23, so that we know how much food to prepare, and indicate whether you'll bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The group shelter and restrooms are handicap accessible via a side access road. Contact Lisa in advance if you will need directions to the access road.

Schooleys Mountain Park
91 East Springtown Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Group Shelters A & B

Tuesday, August 19, 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.

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


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.

Consider Humanism - Richard Dawkins from American Humanist Association on Vimeo.

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

Be good for goodness' sake




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

New Jersey Humanist Network Inc

Visit our other NJHN pages

Join, leave a comment and get reminders of upcoming events!

NJHN Facebook Group


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.

Our What is Humanism? page is occasionally updated and expanded to add new resources for our readers interested in learning about Humanism