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Marriage Equality is the law of the land!

"The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity. The petitioners in these cases seek to fid that liberty by marrying someone of the same sex and having their marriages deemed lawful on the same terms and conditions as marriages between persons of the opposite sex" --Justice Kennedy, US Supreme Court, Decision of 26 June 2015.

Rev. Calvin J. Frye, Celebrant

Those who are attracted to a positive, progressive philosophy, without the rigidity of traditional religions, embrace the vibrant outlook of humanism, the radical idea that you can be good without a god. The Humanist Society bolsters humanism's rational philosophy by focusing on community and daily living,and prepares Humanist Celebrants to lead ceremonial observances across the nation and worldwide.

Celebrants provide millions of Americans an alternative to traditional religious weddings, memorial services, and other life-cycle events. Celebration of life is central to a meaningful humanist philosophy, and Humanist Celebrants officiate significant celebrations vital to humanist life.

Ceremonies Celebrating Life!

WeddingsAs a Humanist Celebrant, I conduct humanist, nonreligious, and interreligious weddings, commitment/same-sex unions, memorials, baby namings, and other life cycle ceremonies.

A Humanist Celebrant plays a role similar to that of a traditional clergyperson with one difference: humanist ceremonies express our positive, nontheistic philosophy of humanism instead of traditional faith.

Humanist Celebrants are legally recognized in all states and worldwide, being accorded the same rights and privileges granted by law to traditional clergy. I am a duly licensed celebrant in the State of Ohio, where it is hoped that soon, even same-sex unions will be celebrated.

Sunday Evening Meetings

To further our exploration of Humanism and possibly what it might mean to be both Humanist and spiritual (yet non-religious), we've begun meeting on occasional Sunday evenings in Oberlin for a bit of meditation and discussion. Interested in joining us? See that link there on the left...