Humanism is a philosophy that has influenced the modern world tremendously but to many is not well understood. There is no authority to say who is and who is not a Humanist. Opinions vary over a considerable range, but to be a viable philosophy, there must be some principles that Humanists share widely if not universally. Jim Barnett will review the principles that he believes are essential to Humanism. He will touch on religion, politics and ethics and the diversity of opinions in the humanist community. He will lead a discussion so that all can voice their opinions.
We’ll walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner after the discussion.
Jim is a Co-President of the Bay Area Humanists and is studying at the Humanist Institute. He has considered himself a humanist for decades.
This event is sponsored by the Bay Area Humanists. You can learn more about us at our website and Facebook Page.
Everyone is welcome to this free event.
Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St. Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington).