New Meetup: HFCF Discussion Group - Humanism and Health Care Reform

From: Han H.
Sent on: Friday, October 8, 2010 12:24 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear!

What: HFCF Discussion Group - Humanism and Health Care Reform

When: Monday, October 18,[masked]:45 PM

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4313 Lake Ave Dobkin Hall
Wilmington, NC 28403
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With the heated debate in the last year and the passing of the controversial Health Care Bill, how can our humanist principles and lifestyles contribute to this important issue?

Does the Humanist position mandate a right to universal health care.
Does it lead us to greater concern about the economic and social costs?
Does the Humanist position mean that we are guided by compassion and emotion or empirical data on this issue?
Can there be a happy compromise between the positions and differences throughout the Humanist community?

Below is a selection of articles addressing this issue for your consideration. In addition I have posted the Humanist Manifesto III for reading to see how and if this can inform our position.

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/humanism_and_health_care/

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/a_secular_humanists_perspective_on_health_care_reform/

http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=shb&page=death_panels

http://www.americanhumanist.org/Who_We_Are/About_Humanism/Humanist_Manifesto_III

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This is a monthly meeting where we discuss an article relating to some aspect of humanism, philosophy, current events, etc.. Due to the size of the meeting room, space is limited, so please RSVP before spaces fill up! Remember, this meeting is not in the same room as the normal group meeting. It is in Annex 1, the building beside the playground.
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