Past Meetup

Humanist Program: “Interfaith social justice and humanist values”

This Meetup is past

17 people went

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Many secular people value justice and compassion. Participating in interfaith social justice work is one way for us to put these values into action, while also improving the image of the secular community.

Samuel Jackson, Group Starting Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance, will talk about the landscape of interfaith work within the national secular movement, including interfaith social justice efforts. He will discuss how interfaith involvement can benefit the secular movement, as well as reasons why some nontheists hesitate to participate in interfaith efforts.

Agnes Vishnevkin, Vice President of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio, will share about the opportunity to become involved with the BREAD Organization, an interfaith coalition that works to address community problems in areas such as mental health, housing, and education here in Columbus. She will also talk about the effort that she and her husband Gleb Tsipursky led to encourage BREAD to change some of its language to be more inclusive of nontheists. (Read more about this change in The Columbus Dispatch:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/faith_and_values/2014/02/21/bread-makes-change-to-encourage-nonbelievers.html)

Pizza at 12:30, program begins at 1pm.