Atheism & Humanism

2018 Feb 21

What is Judaism? A Religion? A Culture?

(All day)

Location: 

52 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join Greg Epstein, Harvard's Humanist Chaplain, Marya Axner, the Regional Director of the New England Jewish Labor Committee, and Adam Nahari, Harvard college sophomore, for a conversation on secular Judaism moderated by Theo Motzkin, '19.

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

December 12, 2017
The Supreme Court entered the latest battleground in the culture wars on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a hard-fought clash between gay rights and claims of religious freedom that was a sort of sequel to the court’s 2015 decision establishing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

November 3, 2017
Since the founding of the republic, there have been dozens of Protestant ministers in Congress, and a handful serve right now. Two Catholic priests, too, have served in the House of Representatives. But despite the large number of Jews elected to Congress, not once has a rabbi been elected. In fact, only two have ever run, and neither had much of a chance: In 2012, pop-advice author, television rabbi and Michael Jackson confidant Shmuley Boteach lost badly in his New Jersey district, and in 2008 Dennis Shulman — who got a great deal of attention for being blind and thus a rare disabled... Read more about Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

Atheists Sue Texas School Officials for Harassing Student Who Sat During Pledge - World Religion News

October 30, 2017
M.O. suffered harassment for many years, her rights being violated by her teachers A federal lawsuit was filed by American Atheists in U.S. District Court for Texas' Southern District. The suit was filed on behalf of “M.O.,” a teenager who complained of long-term harassment by school officials. They did so as she remained seated when […]

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2017 Oct 08

Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite

(All day)

Location: 

45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Standing Together Against Violence and Hate In the wake of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shooting on August 5th, 2012, Serve 2 Unite emerged in a spirit of defiance. The hate behind the murders was met with an ongoing practice of fearless, creative, compassion. Rooted in the principles of service to others, and relentless optimism in the face of adversity, Serve 2 Unite today engages young people of all backgrounds to value humanity and the aspiration of living a genuine, honest life as a peacemaker. Join us for a conversation with the founders of Serve 2... Read more about Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis: Serve 2 Unite
2017 Oct 15

Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join us for a conversation about race, poverty, and privacy in medical care, and what humanist values require. In this talk, Khiara Bridges will discuss the research that she has conducted with poor mothers and mothers-to-be, focusing on their experiences with state regulation and surveillance. She hopes to engage the audience in a conversation about what we can do -- as individuals and a community -- to ensure that poor people are treated with the dignity and humanity that they deserve. Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law and professor of anthropology at Boston University. She has... Read more about Khiara Bridges: Race, Poverty and Privacy
2017 Jul 30

Lillian Medville: Social Justice Is Personal

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Your Privilege Is Showing is a facilitated social justice card game focusing on sexism, racism, and privilege. The fundamental philosophy of YPIS is that systems of oppression (sexism, racism, privilege, ableism, classism, among others) are both deeply personal and universal. We have all, no matter who we are, internalized and participated these systems, and are hurt by them in some way. But we don’t talk about them. And if we can't talk about them we can't even begin to understand our part in them. Lillian Medville is the creator and facilitator of Your Privilege is Showing. She has brought... Read more about Lillian Medville: Social Justice Is Personal
2017 Aug 13

Sonia David: Hue-manism: How Color Matters

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Growing up as a kid of color in a predominantly white community, Sonia David, former HDS Field intern and friend of the Humanist Hub, says she thought she was saved by the gift of the doctrine of colorblindness. That is, until she realized that her identity and experiences were being erased. Join Sonia for a conversation about how we can create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community. Sonia David is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School class of 2016. She is young professional working in the fields of health & wellness and diversity & inclusion.
2017 Jun 02

Laura Everett: The Good Life on Two Wheels

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
A Humanist Hub religious ally, Laura Everett is a four-season bike commuter in Boston, pastor in the United Church of Christ, and author of "Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels." She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Laura writes and reflects on urban spirituality, noting that much contemporary spirituality focuses on finding the holy in the wilderness. Yet for those of us who feel called to cities, or do not have the option to leave, where do we find the transcendent in the daily disciplines of urban life? What can... Read more about Laura Everett: The Good Life on Two Wheels
2017 Jun 09

Greg Epstein: Humanism in the Age of Trump

(All day)

Location: 

30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Join Humanist Chaplain and Hub Executive Director Greg Epstein for his monthly talk at the Hub: with music, food, poetry, discussion, and more. This talk will be great for newcomers, and we will have childcare available. Find out more here.

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