The Washington Area Secular Humanists is a non-profit, educational organization with seven chapters in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Our purpose is to promote scientific literacy and critical thinking, to provide a forum for Humanists and others to explore Humanist principles and how they relate to all aspects of human experience, and to study the significance of Humanism throughout history. Secular Humanists are distinguished by an emphasis on scientific methods of knowing, separation of church and state, and a commitment to the pursuit of Humanist goals outside religious frameworks.
This represents our first foray into the blogsphere. We hope our readers will find our perspectives on the issues of the day enlightening and challenging. We welcome your comments and feedback, and invite you to visit our web site at www.wash.org to learn more about our organization.