in Tampa, Florida, the Tampa Humanist Association, (THA) brings together
humanists and non-theists of all stripes together toward the cause of
progressive change. We are a Chartered chapter of the American
Humanist Association (AHA), headquartered in Washington, DC and
a branch of the Humanist Society
of the Suncoast.
AHA, with their extensive local and national media contacts, their lobbying
and coalition efforts on Capitol Hill and the efforts of our grassroots
activists, will ensure that the humanist point of view is represented—in
the halls of power, down on Main Street, and everywhere in-between.
to put it succinctly, is an advocacy movement springing from the time
the first of our ancestors asked, "Why?" to the philosophy
of Epicurus over 2500 years ago, and growing ever more rapidly with
the expansion of scientific knowledge and ethical relations into our
It is a movement that consistently seeks the most favorable conditions
for the fulfillment of human potential. Based on the the infinite curiosity
of the human mind, and the social principle of friendship, and using
the the instruments of reason and science, we seek greater understanding
of the humanity of ourselves and others, within the context of the natural
practice, this means constant education about the nature of ourselves
and our world, and participation in the long continuing struggle for
a just, humane, and rational society.
as a form of life cannot guarantee you longevity , riches, or happiness,
but as a life dedicated to knowing the truth about our world and ourselves,
it is well worth living.
THA participates in AHA’s
annual conference which draws hundreds of humanists from across the
U.S. to hear world-renowned speakers, connect with fellow non-theists
and have a say in the future of the organization. Through our Charter
Membership with AHA, we work alongside other national and local organizations
in the community of reason, and also reach out to our progressive allies
in matters of social, environmental, economic, and political issues
of common concern.
Working with our ‘sister’ organization, the Humanist Society
of the Suncoast and the Tampa Branch of Center for Inquiry and other
organizations within the Tampa
Bay United Coalition of Reason, it is THA’s intention to enlarge
the distinctive voice of humanism within the Region and strive to create
a cooperative atmosphere within the community as we deal with the challanges
of the future.
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