Designing Your Own Secular Spirituality

The word “spirituality” has different meaning for different people. Some non-believers associate the word with religion and so eschew its use. For others the concept and experience of spirituality does not necessarily have a religious connotation. Human beings need an explanation of their cosmic journey, and a story of human evolution that gives meaning to their lives. A science based explanation and story needs to be told that is enriched by the diversity of humanity and cultures.

In this discussion, Manuel Manga will define spirituality as a naturalistic, scientific, ethical, philosophical, secular process that can enlarge one’s sense of self, participation and meaning in life. Given that humanity is facing an evolutionary crisis, we each need to create a sense of purpose and meaning that not only enriches our lives but also contributes toward the transformation of the evolutionary crisis.

You will be invited to let us know what you think about spirituality? A useful word or no? Why or why not? If you do use this word, what does it mean to you?

Manuel is the director of the Center for Evolutionary Leadership, which develops leaders for building a just, flourishing, and sustainable world. He is also a leadership coach and organizational consultant.

Sponsored by the Bay Area Humanists. Everyone is welcome. We will be in room A

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  • George

    AAaaahhh! Make that Tuesday :-)

    March 2, 2013

  • George

    Sorry! I got today's location mixed with tomarrows. I can't possibly get to the Womans Bldg in time. See you on Sunday!

    March 2, 2013

  • George

    I just learned about BEER not GOD and todays meetup at1:45 PM I will try to dress properly and not be too late!

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Just ran out of time to come into SF

    March 2, 2013

  • Lydia Heather B.

    Not 100% sure I can make it, sick kid and all, but definitely maybe :)

    February 28, 2013

  • Marc P.

    I'm the founder of the Church of Reality. A religion based on believing in every thing that is real.

    February 23, 2013

  • Wendy

    In case you're keeping track of interest, this is to let you know I wanted to go to this, but earlier today registered and paid for an all-day symposium on March 2nd. Good topic; sorry to be missing it.

    February 22, 2013

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