HUUmanists GA Booth to Feature Art ‘n Justice (Location 523)

Achieving Social Justice through art and literature will be a focus of the HUU booth, June 19-23 at the Louisville General Assembly.

Documentary film-maker Janet Fitch will present her program "Changing the Conversation on Gun Violence" and will be present at our booth throughout the week.  Stop by to learn how your congregation can get involved, and the times and locations of Janet’s presentations.

The fabric arts panels crafted by two dozen UU and humanist artists from around the country, will make up the "Ribbon" for Immigrant Rights, on display at our booth, and shown outside several major GA events.  Panels depict themes from the Arizona Banned Books, and Immigration related projects carried out by UU congregations and Humanist groups. Read more about HUUmanists GA Booth to Feature Art ‘n Justice (Location 523) »

Humanist Events at General Assembly

Beyond Congregations: The Humanist Community Project at Harvard

Saturday, June 22, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Convention Center 109-112

Several recent studies have revealed that a rapidly changing percentage of young people are affiliating with no religious tradition. The Humanist chaplain at Harvard University, founder and leader of a vibrant secular community organization, will describe a unique response to “the rise of the nones” that is succeeding beyond expectations.  Our speaker is Gregory M. Epstein, Humanist chaplain at Harvard University, who will be joined by Dr. John B. Hooper, president of the HUUmanists.

  

 

HUUmanists Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 22, 6:50 – 8:20 p.m. – Convention Center 109-112 Read more about Humanist Events at General Assembly »

"Religious Humanism" Journal – Next Issue

Appling Science to Theology

...is the theme running through the upcoming Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Religious Humanism.  Papers delivered by Mark Belletini on Carl Sagan’s “Cosmic Theology,” and by Dawn Cooley on “Astrobiology” were delivered at last fall's Ohio River Group, a study gathering for UU Ministers.  Responses by their colleagues Lisa Friedman and Lisa Doege are included.

Mark Edmiston-Lange explores the extent to which evolution forms and teaches us about modern belief and religious life, and we reprise Sarah Voss’ “Matheology” - and evocation of “Cantorian Religion,” from an issue of RH about a decade ago.  Finally, since there are only two kinds of poetry that I like - the kind that rhymes and the kind that doesn’t, I included Roger Rochester’s thoughtful piece of doggerel on placing the human story in a larger context.

Volume 43, #2 will be mailed to members in July, and will be available for distribution at the General Assembly in Louisville, KY, June 19-22. Read more about "Religious Humanism" Journal – Next Issue »

In Search of UU Humanist Local Groups

Do you belong to a Humanist local group or do you wish there was one in your area?

We are attempting to create a list of all local groups that are either affiliated in some way with a UU congregation or that wish to reach out to UUs and get them involved. You can read more about the Local Groups project and see the current list by visiting the Local Groups page of this website.

If you are a group organizer, please add your group to the list by following the instructions on the website.  Being listed doesn't make you part of HUUmanists in any way, but it does show you acknowledge and support our mission to strengthen Humanism in the UUA and help us be a bridge between the secular community and the UU community.

If there is no Humanist group at your UU congregation or in your area, why not start one? At the link above you will also find resources for local groups, including an email list for organizers to seek and share advice.  (See the Seeding Humanist Groups article.) Read more about In Search of UU Humanist Local Groups »

Seeding Humanist Groups

From Pat Everett, admin of the "Seeding" Humanist Groups email list:

The "Seeding" Humanist Groups email list was launched at the 2011 UUA GA, and now has 70 members.  The aim is to share ideas and enthusiasm for seeding new Humanist groups across the country, generally out of existing UU congregations, perhaps also in other ways. Join at http://groups.google.com/group/seeding-humanist-groups.

The Concord Area Humanists (CAH), formed four years ago in Concord, Mass, is now successful enough to propose as a possible model, but not as a limitation.  Those in CAH will also be looking for new ideas to improve its performance and help it grow further.  Read more about Seeding Humanist Groups »

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