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Humanist Hub Discussion Group
We invite you to join us for our Discussion Group at the Humanist Hub each Monday from 7-9pm. The mission of the Humanist Hub is to be an inclusive community of atheists, agnostics and allies creating a new model for how humanists celebrate life, promote reason and compassion, and better the world for all. Please try to arrive on time, as doors will be locked at 7:20. We typically take the themes from the Sunday talk and discuss how those themes relate to our personal experience. By focusing our discussion on how the topic affects us personally, an environment supportive of openness, honesty and vulnerability is created. Science, data and debate are set aside in a “parking lot” and often returned to once the Discussion Group has concluded. Rob Laurent, founder of the Discussion Group and one of its facilitators, describes the small group experience as a “friendship ritual,” i.e. “by coming together as friends and sharing our personal experiences as we would with friends, we often become friends.” Group norms include: * Assume goodwill * Use “I” statements and speak from personal experience * Avoid advice giving * Topics not of a personal nature or of interest to only a few members will be set aside in a “parking lot” to be returned to later * Please respect the anonymity of group members and refrain from sharing specifics outside the group Attendance at the Sunday talk is not required to be part of the Discussion Group. Most Sunday talks are viewable via Facebook live and archived on our Facebook page. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Having a good estimate of the number of attendees helps ensure we have a sufficient number of small group facilitators available.

Humanist Hub

30 JFK Street, 4th Floor, Harvard Square · Cambridge, MA

What we're about

About Us and Our Values:

The Humanist Hub is a place where you can connect with other people, act to make the world better, and evolve as a human being.

We are a center for humanist life — a nonreligious community committed to the power of human connection to help us do good and live well. We use reason and dialogue to determine our highest ethical values, we act on those values with love and compassion, and we help one another evolve as individuals, as we work to improve our world.

Founded in 1974 as the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, we were a small organization serving Humanists, atheists, and agnostics at and around Harvard University for over 30 years. In recent years we have evolved into a hub for secular community-building activities at Harvard, in Greater Boston, and beyond.

All are welcome to join us every Sunday at 1:30pm! We also have many other public programs and ways you can get involved, on other days of the week.

We are located at 30 JFK Street (4th Floor) in Harvard Square.

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