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Teresa MacBain: From Methodist Pastor to Humanist Leader

Our first public program of the year will take place at Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard on Sunday September 15. Free lunch provided by the Greater Boston Humanists at 12:00, followed by the speaker at 1:00.

Our featured speaker is Teresa MacBain, the new Director of the Humanist Community Project (HCP) at HCH. The HCP, 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 is preparing to open the 3,200 square foot "Humanist Hub" on JFK Street in Harvard Square.

This event is cosponsored by the Greater Boston Humanists. We welcome all secular, atheist, non-theist, Ethical Culture, and others to join us.

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.

    I 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 bringing her on board!

    September 15, 2013

  • rodolf

    My apologies. I thought I could make it at 1p. Next time.

    September 15, 2013

  • rodolf

    Skipping lunch. I will be around at 1p.

    September 15, 2013

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