About

OUR MISSION

The Humanist Hub works with atheists, agnostics, and allies at Harvard, MIT, and beyond: to create an inclusive new model for how humanists celebrate life, promote reason and compassion, and better the world for all.  

Our organization was founded as the first-ever “humanist chaplaincy” to serve nonreligious students at a college or university. In addition to providing humanist philosophical guidance and counseling for over 40 years, the Humanist Hub now sponsors and advises humanist, secular, and interfaith groups at Harvard and MIT, and creates inspirational public programs on a broad range of topics relevant to the rapidly growing secular population, with a special focus on ethical leadership in science, technology, and business.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment, aspiring to humanity’s greater good — it is, in short, good without god.

OUR TEAM

Greg Epstein

Greg M. Epstein serves as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. He is on sabbatical for the 2019-20 academic year to research and write about the ethics of technology, including as a columnist at TechCrunch. You can reach him at greg_epstein@harvard.edu.

Rick Heller

Rick is the assistant to Greg Epstein. He leads meditations on Tuesday nights, and is the author of Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy – A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard. He can be reached at rick@humanisthub.org.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

David Buckley
Narath Carlile
Joseph Gerstein
Erik Gregory
Jennifer Ibrahim
A.J. Kumar
Quinnie Lin

Stephen Matheson
Jeffrey Miller
Darren Sears

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

Rebecca Goldstein
Steven Pinker
Ron Suskind

E.O. Wilson