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Lifelong Learning for Free Using the Internet

On January 6, 2016, I gave a talk for the Concord Area Humanists titled "Lifelong Learning (for Free) Using the Internet", and I promised to publish links to the resources mentioned in the talk and a link to the slides. (Unfortunately, I did not arrange to have the talk videotaped.) I hope you found the topic interesting and find some of these resources valuable as you indulge your own intellectual curiosity. Read more about Lifelong Learning for Free Using the Internet »

Why Are UU Humanists Overlooked?

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about my reaction to Molly Worthen's NY Times article, "Wanted: A Theology of Atheism" for the UU Humanist Association's blog. It doesn't address her thesis (that I agree with), that the new "atheist churches" need to be aware of their philosophical heritage. (She calls this theology though she mostly talks about moral systems.) Instead, it points out how that the heritage of Humanism in UU congregations isn’t even mentioned and considers why that is. I would love comments from Concord Area Humanists. Read more about Why Are UU Humanists Overlooked? »

"Faitheist", by Chris Stedman -- Unitarian Universalism Is an Interfaith Case in Point

Chris Stedman's book "Faitheist" is subtitled "How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious". For the purpose of this post, let's define religion as the belief in God or the supernatural; in other words, theism. (There is a lot of disagreement about defining religion in this way, particularly amongst "religious humanists", but since this is the way Stedman defines it in his book, let's stick with that.) The book is a personal narrative, a memoir by a twenty-something (strange as that may sound), about starting without religion, finding religion and then losing religion. Read more about "Faitheist", by Chris Stedman -- Unitarian Universalism Is an Interfaith Case in Point »

Congratulations Ellery Schempp, Co-chair of the new Secular Coalition for Massachusetts

We would like to congratulate Ellery Schempp, one our CAH steering committee members, for his appointment as co-chair of the newly formed Secular Coalition for Massachusetts, along with our friend Zachary Bos. This state chapter of the national Secular Coalition for America seeks to carry out the organization's mission on the state level. According to their website: Read more about Congratulations Ellery Schempp, Co-chair of the new Secular Coalition for Massachusetts »

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