Meet the author of The Secular Conscience

From: Lee
Sent on: Monday, June 16, 2008 12:22 PM
 
 

Austin Dacey, author of The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life, will discuss his new book with us.  While religious sectarians have taken the public stage and tried to entwine themselves with government, people whose ethics are not taken directly from Scripture of one kind or another have emphasized the separation of church and state and often withdrawn from public discussion, characterizing morals as a private concern and their public discussion as a political program in disguise.   Dacey makes a case for science-oriented agnostics and atheists to participate in public discussion of ethics in an environment where religion and science can meaningfully speak to each other.   This book, a little over 200 pages, can readily be digested before the book club meeting but, for those unable to get their hands on it or finish it in time, a summary will be available in advance in the Files section of Richie's List Meet-up and the Secular Humanist Society of NY Meet-up. We'll send a special notice when they become available.
 
This will be a great opportunity, Thursday evening, June 19th, 6:30-8 PM at Muhlenberg Library, 3rd flr, 209 W. 23rd St (7th Ave.), New York, NY 10021.

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