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Last Supper Dinner Club - 1st Thursday in April

  • When: Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
  • Nirvana Indian Cuisine, 4308 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA view map

One of our favorite places with something for everyone, vegetarians and carnivores alike! Good price with easy paying. 

As a courtesy to the other guests and the restaurant, please make sure your RSVP is accurate. If you find out that you will or will not be attending even as late as the afternoon of the dinner, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation!  


Greer-Heard 2015 – “Christians, The Environment and Climate Change”

  • When: Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, view map

NOBT holds the Greer-Heard event each year and changes the topic that they focus on. NOSHA members have enjoyed these keynote addresses and sometimes attend some of the weekend sessions. This evening event will have small ticket price and we'll let everyone know how to reserve their seat.

Speakers will be E. Calvin Beisner, Cornwall Alliance Founder and National Spokesman and Bill McKibben,  well-known author and environmentalist.


Dr. Beisner is a scholar on the application of Christian worldview, theology, and ethics to economics, government, environmental stewardship, and public policy. A professor of interdisciplinary studies at Covenant College from 1992 to 2000 and of historical theology and social ethics at Knox Theological Seminary from 2000 to 2008, he has taught theology, apologetics, ethics, church history, economics, and other disciplines. He has written four books on population, resources, economics, and the environment; eight other books; contributions to over 30 books; and hundreds of articles. He has testified as an expert witness on the ethics and economics of climate policy before Congressional committees and lectured for churches, schools, colleges, seminaries, and conferences around North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book "The End of Nature" is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities; Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world's 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was "probably America's most important environmentalist." A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of BooksNational Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern.


Common Ground Between East and West?

  • When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
  • Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map

* Please note the slight change in start from our usual time! *

Are the perspectives of East and West incompatible, or can there be a sharing of ideas toward common concerns? David Bernstein will share his research and observations.

This talk will focus on how dharma might be useful in deepening our (Western) understanding of authenticity. He looks forward to the necessary conversation with materialists, naturalists and like-minded skeptics.

David Bernstein is in his fourth decade as a meditator, his 14th year as a yoga practitioner and has a lifelong interest in philosophy. He participated in the New Orleans Wisdom Dharma Circle during its eleven years and has led the Saturday Philo Café, a philosophy discussion group, for the New Orleans Lyceum since 2010.



To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates. 

REMINDER: The gate will be locked, so you will need to press a button on the left side that will alert zoo security that you are attending the NOSHA meeting.

If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot. 

For more information about this event, please check our website or contact 

All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.


Join the Unholy Rollers at the 3rd Annual Game-a-Thon to Support NOAF!

  • When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
  • Shamrock Saloon, 4133 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

For the second year in a row, the Unholy Rollers are getting a team together to support the New Orleans Abortion Fund to help them raise money for the women who need their services.

Why a Game-a-Thon and not a Bowl-a-Thon you might wonder?  NOAF was turned away from a popular local bowling alley because they would not support this cause. Undeterred, they got creative and instead brought their fierce competition and thirst for reproductive justice to Shamrock for a beer/ping-pong, billiards, darts, and games tournament. Of course, there will be costumes and prizes!

Please feel free to donate to the Unholy Roller team here. Our goal is to raise $500.00.

To register with our team, fill out the form here and select "join a team" (just look for our name).

The whole idea is to have fun and help a good cause.

The New Orleans Abortion Fund (NOAF) was established in 2012 as a community-based organization rooted in social justice, with the purpose of challenging socioeconomic inequalities by providing financial help to people who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion.  With an average pledge of just $65, we are able to change lives in our community.


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NOSHA Events

Monthly Meeting

NOSHA's monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Audubon Zoo, Dominion Learning Center, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans at 4:00pm. For more information about this event, contact Charlotte Klasson at (504) 596-3006. All NOSHA meetings are open to the general public.

Happy Hour Meetups

Every month NOSHA organizes happy hour gatherings so everyone can have a chance to meet informally and get to know each other better.

Join our merry band of skeptics on the FIRST Wednesday and THIRD Tuesday of each month.

Contact Ricky Adams at or 504-813-5276 for more info about our monthly happy hour events.

Upcoming Events

See The SE Louisiana Freethinkers & Nonbelievers Group at for more information

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Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! - Friedrich Nietzsche


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NOSHA produces a half-hour program, "The New Orleans Humanist Perspective," which airs on Cox Cable, New Orleans, Channel 76. See our Media page for more detail.