What we're about

Welcome to the Canberra Humanist meetup group.

The meetup group has two basic goals. Firstly to develop a social space where humanists, and like-minded thinkers; atheists, free thinkers and others can meet each other and socialise. We are not alone !

Secondly to create a sense of community both through general social get togethers, and through letting people know of events of interest and/or sometimes having meetings more focussed on discussing a particular topic or issue.

Please feel welcome to join us for friendly get togethers with like minded people and to explore a humanist approach to the issues, large and small, of our time.

• Some words about humanism taken from the Amsterdam Declaration 2002:

"Humanism is a lifestance aiming at the maximum possible fulfilment through the cultivation of ethical and creative living and offers an ethical and rational means of addressing the challenges of our times. Humanism can be a way of life for everyone everywhere."

For more on the Amsterdam Declaration see http://iheu.org/humanism/the-amsterdam-declaration/

Upcoming events (2)

Community Outing: Twilight Walk at Mulligans Flat BOOK NOW

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

You MUST book your tickets here: https://mulligansflat.org.au/event/woodlands-twilight-tour-24-04-19/ Cost is $49.50 per person. SPACE is LIMITED and this event is open to the public so BOOK NOW! A night tour at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a unique experience to step back in time and experience the Australian bush as it was 100 years ago. At night things really come to life in the Sanctuary. Nocturnal animals awaken hungry and looking for food. An Ecologist will take you deep into the Sanctuary, inside the predator-proof fence, where native animals are thriving in the absence of foxes and feral cats. On the tour you might be lucky enough to witness the Eastern Bettong foraging on native truffles in the wild (this species has been extinct from the Australian mainland for almost 100 years). Or see a tiny sugar glider eating nectar from the top of a flowering eucalyptus tree (photo was taken by one of our members on this tour in January). You can observe various kangaroo and wallaby species feeding in their natural environment. Possums are often spotted slowly walking along the ground from tree to tree, as they have adapted to their predator free environment.

Humanist Book Club: Soul of an Octopus

Tilley's Devine Cafe Gallery

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways. Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2U9s5cc Kindle edition with audio: https://amzn.to/2HP82Jv Book depository paperback: https://bit.ly/2CDb9Rv Or from your local bookstore.

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