Welcome to the Humanist Community at Stanford!


The Humanist Community at Stanford is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to build, educate, and nurture a diverse community of Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics at Stanford and in Silicon Valley. We accomplish this by hosting a variety of events, including public lectures from luminaries such as Richard Dawkins, day trips such as our excursion to the San Francisco Film Festival, pub nights, barbecues, dinners, comedy nights such as our upcoming event with Jamie Kilstein, art gallery visits, discussion meetings, and tailgate parties.

This website will feature: (1) This blog for the Humanist Community at Stanford. It is edited by the Humanist Chaplain, John Figdor, and contributed to by students, faculty, and staff of Stanford University, as well Atheist, Humanist, and Agnostic activists, advocates, and critics. (2) An events calendar which will feature events of interest to the Humanist Community at Stanford. (3) Information about the Humanist Community at Stanford, our Humanist Chaplain, our programs, and our affiliated organizations.

While our organization is aimed primarily at the students, faculty, and staff of Stanford University, our secondary mission is to create Humanist programming for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics in San Francisco, San Jose, and in Silicon Valley. Our events are free and open to the public (no Stanford affiliation necessary) unless otherwise indicated. Speaking of which, our first event for the public is The F Word: What’s Wrong with Having Faith? Problems with Using Faith to Justify Religious Beliefs by Professor Matt McCormick at 7pm on Thursday, Oct 8 in Cubberley room 128.

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