HWF Mission 

The Mission of the Humanists of West Florida is to facilitate the advancement of humanist thought and action in Pensacola and surrounding areas by interconnecting groups of humanists, atheists, agnostics and non-religious. We will strive for equal participation in government and societal life through building strategic partnerships with other humanist and freethought organizations and with our religious neighbors to advance the greater good of humanity.


How will we do it?

We are building a community of individuals, families and organizations who desire to work together to foster an ethical lifestyle through compassion and reason. Together we will create an atmosphere where non-religious people can work toward their greatest potential. We will build our network through social and support opportunities. This will be accomplished through community service projects, human rights work, promotion, awareness, events, and education.



What are we doing?

We’re looking for members to help us work towards these goals so please consider joining our efforts if you like what you see. We are dedicated to listening to what humanists in West Florida want and need in order to feel supported and in community with similar minded people.


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What do we stand for?

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. Free of theism and other supernatural beliefs, humanism thus 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.

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What do we do?

Events & FreeUps Team

The team responsible for making awesome, interesting and informative social gatherings, special events and picnics to further fellowship within the community.

Homeless & Hungry Team

The team responsible for the homeless outreach programs and coordinating the mass distribution of food to low income families in the Gulf Coast area.

Civics & Government Team

The team responsible for making sure our voice is heard in the public community, and promoting a positive image in the area.

Learning and Sharing Team

The team responsible for projects that support learning, training, education, whether it be academically or with life coaching.

Contact Buz Ryland for more information: president@hwfl.org

HWF is a chapter of:

Council for Secular Humanism

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Secular Coalition of America

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