Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides
Humanism – a life stance which exalts the highest human values of reason, compassion, and hope for the future – is unique, and the promise it holds for the world isunique.
If more people lived their lives by Humanist values we would live in a better world. Yet the promise of Humanism remains unfulfilled: most human beings live in conditions which traduce their dignity and deny them their full Humanity. Ethical Culture has a special role to play in fulfilling the promise of Humanism, and building a better world– if we can find the courage and vision to do so.
James Croft is the Research and Education Fellow at the Humanist Community at Harvard, where he works on the Humanist Community Project, helping build communities for nonreligious people. He is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, and is currently studying for his Doctorate in the philosophy of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education while training to become a leader in the Ethical Culture movement. He is an in-demand public speaker, an engaging teacher, and a passionate activist for human rights. James was raised on Shakespeare, Sagan and Star Trek, and is a proud, gay Humanist. His upcoming book "The Godless Congregation", co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Greg Epstein, is being published by Simon & Schuster.
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