Building Community: SSA and Beyond
May15

Building Community: SSA and Beyond

What is the purpose of community? What value or meaning does community bring to our lives? What kind of community do you want to build or belong to? What are the needs of those within our communities? In building Humanist communities, we will look at defining the purpose of community as an essential element to understanding members’ needs, desires, and wants. We will explore how knowing the reasons for why humanists, atheists,...

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Graduate Spotlight: James Croft
Apr20

Graduate Spotlight: James Croft

Becoming a Spokesperson for Humanism About the Author: James Croft is outreach leader at the Ethical Society of St. Louis and a board member of The Humanist Institute. He studied education at the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, and completed his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His writing can be found in the Humanist magazine, on The Huffington Post, and Patheos blog. James was raised on Shakespeare,...

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On-Site Training for Celebrants: South Carolina
Apr17

On-Site Training for Celebrants: South Carolina

The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are currently Humanist Celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. June 11, 2017 Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center 5055 International Blvd North Charleston, SC 29418 Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life & support their...

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Open Lecture Series: Social Justice May 27
Apr11

Open Lecture Series: Social Justice May 27

Social Justice: Addressing the Narrative of Fear Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10am-5pm First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 The second event of our Open Lecture Series will examine various forms of social oppression (e.g. racism, sexism, xenophobia, queer-antagonism, anti-semitism, etc.) and how these cultural prejudices are exploited by the right wing to reinforce the fear narrative....

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Graduate Spotlight: Rev. Suzanne Paul
Mar22

Graduate Spotlight: Rev. Suzanne Paul

“Wasn’t I the Lucky One?” Memories of a Humanist Institute Graduate About the Author: Rev. Suzanne Paul is a graduate of Class I of The Humanist Institute. She is a past president of the American Humanist Association and current executive director of the Center for Secular Humanism in Farmington Hills, Michigan. It’s been thirty-three years since I first stepped into the New York Society for Ethical Culture building on Central Park...

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