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."
The ACT Humanist Society is offering a short (6 classes on consecutive Sundays) course on Humanism.
With the latest census results showing more than 30% of Australians rejecting religion Humanism is the leading candidate to replace religion as a source of values and meaning in life. Humanistic thinkers predate Christianity and Islam and there are a wealth of sources to draw from in understanding Humanism.
The course presents key humanist concepts with a view to encouraging people to analyse them, and use them to develop their own ideas, rather than presenting them as a rigid official orthodoxy. Enrolling in this course is a chance to find out more about Humanism, and to meet other Canberrans interested in Humanism
The course will be at the Weston Creek Community Centre and starts on Sunday March 10, finishing on April 14. Classes are from 10:30am till midday.
Prices: $60.00 for employed people, $30.00 for others. For ACT Humanist society members $40.00 for employed members and $20.00 for other members.
To enrol in the course go here
For more information please contact Lyndon Storey