Video now on-line, "The Future of Humanism: New Voices for the 21st Century"

The Future of Humanism conference was held on October 15, 2016 at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, MN, as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of calling John Dietrich, the "Father of Religious Humanism" as minister there. You can read all about the anniversary and the conference in the UU World article, Humanism at 100.

The Humanist Institute was a cosponsor of the event and they have made the videos available as an on-line course on their Kochhar Online Humanist Education website. This course includes the conference presented in four 30-minutes videos where you can learn from inspiring speakers how humanism is growing, what challenges we face, and how we can strengthen our voice and influence in society.

Introduction by David Breeden, First Unitarian Society
Speakers (pictured above)
– William Hart, Macalester College
– Anthony Pinn, Rice University
– Sonita Sarker, Macalester College
– Chris Stedman, Yale Humanists
– Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College
Moderator: Stephanie Zvan, “Atheists Talk” host


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Rev. Dr. David Breeden is the social media manager of the UU Humanist Association, serves as Chair of the Education Committee of the American Humanist Association, and is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis. David has a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, with additional study in writing and Buddhism at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School. He blogs at He tweets at @dbreeden.