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The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism.

CDHS is a member organization for individuals who share humanist values and who reside in the Capital District region of New York State and neighboring areas. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship.

The Society provides various activities including monthly speakers, socials, book discussions, and a newsletter.

For more information please see our website: humanistsociety.net

Upcoming events (2)

WHAT IS THE “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM” MOVEMENT IN IRAN?

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The killing of an innocent 22-year-old girl in Iran was the spark of this movement. Mahsa-Jina Amini a beautiful Kurdish girl was arrested by the morality police in Tehran. She died three days later, on September 16, 2022 in Tehran’s Kasra hospital due to the severity of the injuries inflicted on her body. Despite the regime's efforts to keep the cause of her death a secret, and threatening her family to keep them quiet, her mother cried while she was mourning and caressing her daughter's tombstone, that her name would become the unifying code word of the revolution.

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Elahe Gol Pari, having lived four decades under the religious dictatorship of her home country, Iran, considers herself foremost a seeker, in discovering the range of human capabilities for overcoming obstacles in the face of adversity. This has been the primary subject for most of her work as a playwright, screenwriter, performer, director, and, in recent years, as a documentary filmmaker.
With today's current surge of brave Iranians, mostly women and students, standing in solidarity for freedom, Elahe feels obliged to tell their story.
This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at 1 PM. Current paid CDHS members will receive an invite to the meeting via e mail.

ANY ONE WHO IS NOT A CURRENT PAID MEMBER of CDHS CAN ATTEND. Send an e mail request to: [masked], several days prior. Or you can use the RSVP function on this page and the link will be available to you.

To learn more about us please go to: www.humanistsociety.net

The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism. CDHS is a member organization for people with humanist values. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship

Paths to Humanism

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We hope you can join us to hear three members of CDHS share their Paths to Humanism. This is an annual event and it is always enlightening to hear others share their life journey. After each person speaks, there will be time for a short discussion. Hope to see you there!

Past events (119)

Manufactured Need: What Capitalism Learned From Christianity

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