About HWF

Humanists of West Florida is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donations to HWF are tax deductible.

MISSION STATEMENT: 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.

VISION STATEMENT: 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.

HUMANIST STATEMENT: 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.