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September Lunch/Lecture: Meet the Humanist Community Project's New Director

Greater Boston Humanists works closely with the Humanist Community at Harvard, and we are proud to cosponsor a first Meeting of both our communities with the new director of the Humanist Community Project, Teresa MacBain.

This, our first official meeting after the summer break, will take place at Phillips Brooks House at Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, on Sunday September 15. Free lunch provided by GBH (pizza from Otto's) served at 12 Noon, followed by the speaker at 1.

The Humanist Community Project of the Humanist Community of Harvard, in association with the American Humanist Association, will work to research and model good Humanist communities starting right here with our local ones. Teresa MacBain will share her journey from (Methodist) pastor to leader in the Humanist community. Her story will inspire as she relates her childhood as a pastor's daughter, coming to terms with the call to ministry, her struggle with questions and doubts, and eventual acceptance of her change of worldview from theism to Humanism. Teresa will also answer questions about how her work, focused mainly on helping grow Humanist communities nationwide, might also contribute to the growth of Humanist community here in Cambridge and Boston.

Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and director of HCH, will also briefly discuss HCH's plans for[masked], now that the organization has a 10-person staff (including MacBain and the HCP), and is preparing to open the 3,200 square foot "Humanist Hub" on JFK Street in Harvard Square (to be open to the public--no Harvard affiliation whatsoever needed!).

(We apologize for the late announcement of this meeting, which will be important for establishing the important collaborations among secular groups in Eastern Massachusetts as Greg, Teresa and the HCH staff open this new Humanist Center in Harvard Square in early October.)

GBH is co-sponsoring this event with the Humanist Community at Harvard, an independent group in the Harvard Community. We welcome all secular, atheist, non-theist, Ethical Culture and other people to join us for this enlightening gathering.

FREE PARKING in the Littauer Library Lot near the Science Center will be available during the event: Enter the Science Quadrangle from Oxford St. and follow the road through to its end in the Science Center/Law Library area. Phillips Brooks House is in the very corner of Harvard Yard (which is also accessible by the MBTA).

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  • Betsy Y.

    Loved hearing Teresa's story. About five minutes into her talk, I wanted to run over to Greg and give him a high five for hiring her!

    September 15, 2013

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