The Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah and the Baltimore Coalition of Reason invite you to attend "Religious Fundamentalism: A Global and Comparative Perspective" By Dr. Bjorn Krondorfer, Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
When: Sunday, October 16, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Towson Library, 320 York Rd.
Dr. Krondorfer will speak on "Religious Fundamentalism: A Global and Comparative Perspective." His talk, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, will be followed by discussion. Light refreshments will be served before the talk, at 2:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah and co-sponsored by the Baltimore Coalition of Reason. Dr. Krondorfer received his Ph.D. from Temple University. He has edited the series Cultural Criticism and authored "Remembrance and Reconciliation: Encounters Between Young Jews and Germans." This event will be held in Towson Library's meeting room on the ground floor of 320 York Rd. Parking is available on the street or the adjacent garage on Chesapeake Ave. For more information call the BJCC at[masked]-5199. The Baltimore Jewish Cultural Chavurah (BJCC) website is http://www.baltimores... and the Baltimore Coalition of Reason (CoR) website is http://www.BaltimoreC... . The Baltimore Secular Humanists (BSH) are holding their monthly meeting earlier the same day. They will host a lecture titled "Whose life is it, anyway?" by Judith Snyderman, Final Exit Network When: Sunday, October 16th at 1:30 pm Where: Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD Judith Snyderman, the treasurer of Final Exit Network (FEN), will speak. FEN is a volunteer organization that offers counseling, support and successful suicide guidance for individuals who are suffering from intolerable illnesses. The organization contends that individuals suffering from intolerable illnesses should be able to choose a dignified death. FEN promotes the use of living wills, advance directives, durable powers of attorney for health care, and Do Not Resuscitate orders. Volunteers also advocate for individuals when Advance Directives are not being followed. Snyderman is devoted to the right-to-die position. She provides information and support needed for those who qualify for FEN's self-deliverance services. In her speech "Whose life is it, anyway?" Snyderman will describe situations in Oregon, Washington, and Montana - the only states that currently allow physician aid in dying. She will also provide an update on lawsuits against FEN, one of which was an Arizona case that settled in April 2011. Directions: The library is located on Rt. 1 south of Baltimore between routes 195 and 100. From Rt 95, take 195 east to Rt. 1 south. Go 2 miles and turn right on Rowenberry Rd. at the light, or the next right on Hunt Club Rd. The meeting room is on the left at the main entrance. Visit the BSH website for more information and events: http://www.wash.org/b... . Join the BSH Meetup for this event here: http://www.meetup.com...