Church of Humanity  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Church of Humanity was a positivist church influenced by Auguste Comte's "religion of humanity." Comte's "religion of humanity" in France, although small, inspired the rise of the "Church of Humanity" in England. It also had a branch or variant in New York City. Richard Congreve of the London Positivist Society was important to the founding of the English church in 1878. Despite being relatively small the church had several notable members and ex-members. For example Anna Haycraft was raised in the "Church of Humanity" before converting to Catholicism.

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