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Small Discussion Group ~ CAH Mission

What is the mission of Concord Area Humanists?

We have concluded that our mission, as described on our About CAH page on our website is inadequate to our vision. It doesn't reflect the educational, social and philanthropic goals of our members. What should our mission be?

1. Should we focus on issues related to theism and
non-theism such as separation of church and state?
2. Should we include issues such as social justice, the environment and sustainable economics? 
3. Should we focus on enlarging our membership and/or providing social opportunities for our members?
4. Should we provide opportunities for community service? (Such as food or educational supply drives, the Leukemia Society fundraising walk, Habitat for Humanity.)

Beyond what we should do, what are we capable of doing given the number and available time of our volunteers?

We'll look at the mission statements of some other similar or related organizations and the types of activities they engage in for inspiration.

We start the meeting at 7:00 and discussion usually gets started at 7:15. We usually finish around 8:30.

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  • Paul W J.

    I feel deeply that the group should take a stand on issues of moral importance in the world. I wish that we would take more activist and clearer positions on issues affecting humans in important ways. More gun control is one example of an issue with a high moral component. Sustainability is important, but its' implementation is less clear. We do support an activist stand on theism, but that is only one issue.

    April 15, 2013

  • Mike H.

    We believe that only humans can and should make the Earth a better place. To me, this is about showing our colors and supporting major issues that can do that -- that does not mean changing our stripes, it just means realizing that we are part of a bigger world and should not be wearing blinders. That also brings us attention and admiration. We should not be just another siloed special interest group, we should lend support to make a difference. Many appreciate groups that have a bigger view and feel that that view is critical to improving the world. This includes at least lip service for major causes and periodic presentations and speakers on other issues. [has anyone other than me noticed the large amount of overlap there is to many of our speakers talking on strictly humanist concerns?; I think variety is helpful to bringing out the public].

    I so believe that there is a major difference between wanting to improve the world and just wanting to put your personal stamp on it.

    April 12, 2013

  • Pat E.

    Come and join the discussion. We need the input.

    April 12, 2013

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  • Maria G.
    Steering Committee, Publicity Committee, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Paul W J.
    Steering Committee, Open Discussion Organizer
    Event Host
  • Pat E.
    CAH Coordinator, Steering Committee, Publicity Committee, Co-Organizer
  • Mike H.
    Steering Commitee
  • Pamela D.
    Treasurer, Steering Committee Member

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