Humanist Professionals

Celebrating Life • Caring for Community • Creating Innovative Ceremonies

The Humanist Society endorses and prepares humanist professionals to lead life celebrations and support people during difficult times.  Our celebrants, chaplains, lay leaders, and invocators provide millions of people with a meaningful alternative to traditional religious services and ceremonies across the nation.

The Humanist Society assists professionals with training, resources, and connections to a wider humanist support network. Are you looking for an endorsed humanist professional, or interested in becoming one? Explore below to find out more!

Your generous support will help us expand and train our network of humanist professionals to meet the needs of the humanist community.

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How Do We Go On?

How Do We Go On?

BY DAVID MERCER • 13 NOVEMBER 2020 - Originally published on TheHumanist.com Editor’s Note: David Mercer, a celebrant endorsed by the American Humanist Association, recently performed a backyard humanist funeral. Because such gatherings are...

The importance of humanist ceremonies

The importance of humanist ceremonies

An article by Humanists International: An important alternative to religious ceremonies A moment taken from a humanist wedding (via Humanists UK) Humanists are first and foremost human beings. And like everyone else they might wish to celebrate some of the most...

Teleconference: Serving Humanist Communities

Teleconference: Serving Humanist Communities

Come discuss how humanist professionals (celebrants, chaplains, invocators, lay leaders) and groups (AHA chapters and affiliates) can work together to support and grow humanism locally. We'll hear from group organizers who also perform ceremonies and invocations, and...