Winter Solstice Luncheon & Lecture: 'Interfaith' No More: The Virtues & Vices...

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We invite you to join us for our annual Winter Solstice Luncheon where we’ll celebrate the reason for the season--the earth's tilt-- and the New Year together. This buffet-style luncheon of authentic and delicious Chinese food will take place at 1 pm after a brief reception for socializing at 12:30. PLEASE BRING CASH OR A CHECK MADE OUT TO GBH (we cannot take credit cards for this group deal).

The meal will be followed by a lecture and discussion by Zach Alexander, on "'Interfaith' No More: The Virtues and Vices of Secular-Religious Dialogue."

Zach Alexander, a developer and blogger in the Boston area, will offer a constructive critique of the “interfaith” work he’s experienced, and the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy’s charitable work and thinking along these lines, including the dialogue on Chris Stedman’s recent book ‘Faitheist’. What language should we use to convey our Humanist and atheist views while working on activities that involve shared values with religionists? Zach has discussed this topic on his blog and before the Harvard LGBT Humanists. We look forward to a very engaging discussion.

The Royal East will offer us a buffet lunch of delicious and abundant food, some of which is vegetarian, in multiple courses, for $25.00. To attend, you must RSVP by Friday, January 4th, to our treasurer Stuart at[masked]. Please leave a message about how many will attend.

Here are the directions to the restaurant: in Cambridge's Central Square area, turn from Massachusetts Avenue onto Main Street. The Royal East is on your right, a pink building. Remember that you may park free on Sundays in Cambridge both at metered spots on Main Street and ‘Resident only’ spots on side streets (the MIT Lot on Windsor Street is no longer around, but other street parking is relatively plentiful).

We hope to see you at the Royal East for our luncheon and program, a longtime tradition among Humanists in the Greater Boston Area!