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"Religious Fundamentalism" lecture tomorrow Sunday, Oct. 16th at 3:00 pm

From: Emil V.
Sent on: Saturday, October 15, 2011 2:24 PM
Hello, Baltimore Atheists!

The Baltimore Secular Jews (Chavurah) and the
Baltimore Coalition of Reason invite you to attend

"Religious Fundamentalism: A Global and Comparative Perspective"

By Dr. Bjorn Krondorfer,
Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland

When: Sunday, October 16, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Towson Library, 320 York Rd.

Dr. Krondorfer will speak on "Religious Fundamentalism: A Global and
Comparative Perspective."  His talk, a program of the Maryland
Humanities Council, will be followed by discussion.  Light
refreshments will be served before the talk, at 2:30 p.m.  This event
is sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah and
co-sponsored by the Baltimore Coalition of Reason.

Dr. Krondorfer received his Ph.D. from Temple University.  He has
edited the series Cultural Criticism and authored "Remembrance and
Reconciliation: Encounters Between Young Jews and Germans."

This event will be held in Towson Library's meeting room on the ground
floor of 320 York Rd.  Parking is available on the street or the
adjacent garage on Chesapeake Ave.  For more information call
the BJCC at[masked]-5199.

The Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah (BJCC) website is


and the Baltimore Coalition of Reason (CoR) website is

  http://www.Baltim...­ .

The Baltimore Secular Humanists (BSH) are holding their monthly
meeting earlier the same day.  They will host a lecture titled

"Whose life is it, anyway?"
by Judith Snyderman, Final Exit Network

When: Sunday, October 16th at 1:30 pm
Where: Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD

Judith Snyderman, the treasurer of Final Exit Network (FEN), will
speak.  FEN is a volunteer organization that offers counseling,
support and successful suicide guidance for individuals who are
suffering from intolerable illnesses.  The organization contends that
individuals suffering from intolerable illnesses should be able to
choose a dignified death.  FEN promotes the use of living wills,
advance directives, durable powers of attorney for health care, and Do
Not Resuscitate orders. Volunteers also advocate for individuals when
Advance Directives are not being followed.  Snyderman is devoted to
the right-to-die position. She provides information and support needed
for those who qualify for FEN's self-deliverance services.  In her
speech "Whose life is it, anyway?" Snyderman will describe situations
in Oregon, Washington, and Montana - the only states that currently
allow physician aid in dying.  She will also provide an update on
lawsuits against FEN, one of which was an Arizona case that settled in
April 2011.

Directions: The library is located on Rt. 1 south of Baltimore between
routes 195 and 100.  From Rt 95, take 195 east to Rt. 1 south. Go 2
miles and turn right on Rowenberry Rd. at the light, or the next right
on Hunt Club Rd.  The meeting room is on the left at the main

Visit the BSH website for more information and events:

  http://www.wash.o...­  .

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