Our mission is to provide a welcoming and safe home for upstate South Carolina Humanists within which we can stimulate intellectual curiosity through reason, engage in compassionate outreach, and promote a strong, interactive community.
Humanism is a philosophy of life that considers the welfare of humankind - rather than the welfare of a supposed god or gods - to be of paramount importance. Humanism maintains there is no evidence a supernatural power ever needed or wanted anything from people, ever communicated to them, or ever interfered with the laws of nature to assist or harm anyone. Humanism derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny and for the impacts of its actions. History shows that those efforts are most effective when they involve both compassion and the scientific method which includes reliance on reason, evidence, and free inquiry.
Recurring events hosted or attended by the Piedmont Humanists
Sunday Morning Discussion
Presentations and discussions on topics of interest
Where: The Gallery @ Coffee Underground
When: Nearly every other Sunday from 10am to noon.
Come join us for Presenters from inside and outside the Piedmont Humanists on topics relevant to humanism. Often times this meeting consists of live presentation with Q&A, and/or lively discussions. Have a hot cuppa from Coffee Underground. If you have a topic you would like to lead a discussion or presentation on, please email Kevin McIntyre.
Some PH sponsored events are held in place of these meetings, please check the schedule before attending.
Second Saturday Brunch
Grab a drink and share a meal with the local Humanists
Students of Humanism
A book club curating and discussing the works of humanist philosophers
When: Once a month, TBA
The inaugural meeting will take the place of our Sunday Morning Discussion on March 8 in The Gallery at Coffee Underground. A recurring time and place is TBA. This group often has a reading list that will be discussed at the next meeting. Check the schedule for the assignment, but don't let being unprepared keep you from attending.