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Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie values people, emphasizes reason, and focuses on this world. We are a democratic, membership run organization with the purpose of providing a supportive, diverse, local community for humanists and other nontheists, while promoting ethical and reasonable secular world views through education, community service, outreach, activism, and social events. Our activities take place mainly in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Membership: Open to all Humanists in substantial agreement with our principles.

If you would like to join us, feel free to come to our next meet­ing or fill out our mem­ber­ship form. If you just have gen­er­al ques­tions or are a mem­ber of the media check out our con­tact form.

Donations: We are always open to accepting donations. Help us educate the public about Humanism and build a humanist community by donating any amount you can. All donations are tax exempt.

You can also sup­port us by buy­ing items on our wish list and send­ing to us or arrang­ing to drop them off.

Governance: SHoWLE is operated democratically by the membership of the group. We have a set of Bylaws that govern our group. Learn more about our Executive officers and Board of Directors.


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Join Our Group

If you con­sid­er your­self a Humanist and can sub­scribe to the AHA’s “Humanism and Its Aspirations” doc­u­ment, then we want you to join our com­mu­ni­ty. Humanist val­ues are based on con­sen­sus. You only have to be in sub­stan­tial agree­ment to be a Humanist.

If You Support:

  • Separation of Church and State
  • Science & Reason
  • Social Justice
  • Evidence-based solu­tions to human prob­lems

Then please join us

Check out one of our group brochures

Benefits of mem­ber­ship:

  • Regular meet­ings and events with like mind­ed peo­ple
  • Ability to guide and vote on the direc­tion of the group
  • Serve in lead­er­ship posi­tions and on our Board of Directors
  • Regular com­mu­ni­ca­tions about meet­ings, events, and oth­er top­ics of inter­est to the group before the gen­er­al pub­lic
  • Most impor­tant­ly, you will gain the oppor­tu­ni­ty to make your voice heard and know that you are part of a greater move­ment work­ing for the val­ues we share.

We have sev­er­al mem­ber­ship plans avail­able at this time:

  • 2 or more peo­ple liv­ing at the same address for 1 year
  • Same as Household
  • Same as Household
  • Same as Household but no expi­ra­tion date

A Student/Fixed income Level is also avail­able

Memberships are NOT tax deductible. If you are cur­rent­ly a mem­ber login here.

*Note* Our pay­ment plat­form will NOT accept card pay­ments if you have a US based card and try to use it out­side the US. If this will be an issue for you then send us a note.

You can also send your name, address, phone num­ber, and email address with one of the amounts above to our mail­ing address:

Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie
PO Box 6433
Toledo, OH 43612–0433

If you aren’t sure you want to become a mem­ber at this time, but want to help us in pro­vid­ing a sup­port­ive local com­mu­ni­ty for human­ists and oth­er non­the­ists, while pro­mot­ing eth­i­cal and rea­son­able sec­u­lar world views through edu­ca­tion, com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice, out­reach, activism, and social events, then vis­it our dona­tion page:


You can use Paypal or a cred­it card. Donations are tax deductible

SHoWLE will not share or sell our mem­ber­ship infor­ma­tion out­side of our oblig­a­tion to the require­ments for being a chap­ter in good stand­ing of the American Humanist Association.

Glass City Humanist Podcast

SHoWLE has an out­reach pod­cast that is free to lis­ten to titled the Glass City Humanist. Each episode we talk about liv­ing a full, pos­i­tive, and ratio­nal life as a Humanist. Glass City Humanist is for any­one who believes they are a Humanist or who are look­ing for a dif­fer­ent way of liv­ing the best life.

You can also find it on your favorite pod­cast app such as Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.


If you would like more infor­ma­tion about Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie or have a media inquiry, please fill out the con­tact form below and we will get back to you as soon as pos­si­ble. If you want to join our group please use our mem­ber­ship page.

If you would like a response please give a valid email
If you give us your phone num­ber please give us per­mis­sion to send you reminders and impor­tant infor­ma­tion by text mes­sage

You can also send the infor­ma­tion asked for above to our mail­ing address:

Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie
PO Box 6433
Toledo, OH 43612–0433