Welcome to the Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area (HAGSA), a Chapter of the American Humanist Association (AHA) and an affiliate of the Council for Secular Humanism (CSH).

This site is for both members and non-members of HAGSA. If you are not a member, but are in general agreement with the following principles, you may, if you live in the greater Sacramento area, want to consider HAGSA membership.

  • Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.

  • Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change.

  • Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience.

  • Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals.

  • Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships.

  • Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.

These principles are enumerated and explained in Humanist Manifesto III. To see the full Manifesto, click on the following link.

Humanist Manifesto III

If you are a HAGSA member, please familiarize yourself with the site. You’ll find it a useful place to visit on a regular and frequent basis.

If you are not a member, please take some time to explore the site. The Meetings section will give you some idea of what we do. Then, if you decide you would like to become one of us, just click on Membership on the menu at the left. In any case, please know that you are welcome to keep coming back.

Bill Potts, President, HAGSA