Mission Statement

New Jersey Humanist Network (NJHN) is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1994, that provides, supports, and promotes Humanist community in New Jersey. The nontheistic philosophy or lifestance of secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, social justice, and philosophical naturalism, affirming that humans have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to our own lives.

We are committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of problems through our common experience, civic engagement, and compassion.  We support progressive ideals and encourage lifelong learning and respect for the natural world and our human diversity.

Based in Somerset County, NJHN has members and supporters all around the state and the region. We host programs and events that support our educational, political and social goals.  We are affiliated with the American Humanist Association and American Atheists, and we also share information about other Humanist groups in New Jersey and the region.

Under normal circumstances, our programs include monthly meetings at the Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset, dinners, community fundraisers and projects, secular activism, and seasonal gatherings and parties. Although we currently cannot gather in person due to Covid-19 restrictions,  we are offering virtual programming via Zoom (visit our event calendar). Our goal is to connect nonreligious New Jerseyans with a Humanist group in their area, or help build one.

We welcome you to join us.