Humanism is an ethical philosophy that derives its principles from science and reason rather than theology. It values every person, personal liberty and shared social and environmental responsibility. Humanists promote scholarship, creativity, egalitarianism, democracy, compassion and justice. The Humanist Society of New Mexico strives to provide a community where everyone may learn about and share these principles in a friendly, respectful and joyful environment.
The Humanist Society of New Mexico (HSNM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. We are also affiliated with the Council for Secular Humanism at the Center for Inquiry.
HSNM is a statewide organization. While our leadership is based in Albuquerque, and our meeting schedule is well established here, our members also gather in Santa Fe and Roswell and we eagerly support efforts to form satellite groups. We also sponsor adjunct groups and committees that focus on specific needs and interests of our diverse membership: Friendly Philosophers, HSNM Family Coop and Feminist Caucus HSNM.