Dear friends of the Baltimore Coalition of Reason,
Dale McGowan, author of "Parenting Beyond Belief" is coming to
Baltimore the weekend of September 24-25. He will be speaking at two
events: a one-hour lecture Saturday evening, and a full workshop
Sunday morning. If you know parents who are raising their children
with humanist and nontheistic values, please share this announcement
** Saturday Lecture **
Parenting Beyond Belief
Saturday, September 24, 8:15 pm
Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St.
Description: Dale McGowan is editor and co-author of "Parenting Beyond
Belief" and "Raising Freethinkers", the first comprehensive resources
for nontheistic parenting. He will address the challenges and
opportunities of raising children outside of traditional religion,
from understanding moral development to religious literacy to talking
to children about death. Dale's talk will conclude with a brief
overview of Foundation Beyond Belief, the humanist charitable
foundation he leads.
This event is sponsored by Baltimore CoR. We are asking for a
suggested donation of $5, to be collected at the door.
It's not required, but we encourage you to sign up at either of two
Meetups for the event:
Baltimore Secular Humanists Meetup
Baltimore Ethical Society Meetup
** Sunday Workshop **
Parenting Beyond Belief
Sunday, September 25, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Baltimore Homeschool Community Center
1777 Reisterstown Rd. Suite 50, Pikesville, MD 21208
Over nine million parents in the U.S. are raising children without
theistic religion. The PARENTING BEYOND BELIEF SEMINAR, a unique
half-day workshop with author and educator Dale McGowan, offers
encouragement and practical solutions for secular parenting in a
Based on the freethinking philosophy of the book Newsweek called
"a compelling read," the PARENTING BEYOND BELIEF SEMINAR is empowering
secular parents across the country to raise ethical, caring, confident
kids without religion.
Participants will learn effective ways to:
* Encourage religious literacy without indoctrination;
* Help kids interact productively with a religious world;
* Help kids develop active moral reasoning;
* Weigh church-state issues in the public sphere;
* Address sensitive issues with religious relatives using the
principles of nonviolent communication;
* Help children develop a healthy understanding of death and a
joyful love of life;
* Build a family atmosphere of fearless questioning and boundless wonder;
...and much more.
The registration fee for the workshop is $50.
To purchase a ticket to the workshop, visit the website
This workshop is Hosted by The Community of Ethical People.
Dale McGowan's website is
Emil Volcheck, Coordinator
Baltimore Coalition of Reason