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Free Thinker's Forum: A UU Humanist Discussion Group

Do you ever wonder how we humans got here, what life is all about, and how we can best live together with our fellow inhabitants of the cosmos? Humanism promotes and extends the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions. If this sounds like you, please join us! And please bring your topic ideas to the first gathering of this new, interactive, socially and intellectually nurturing event!

The general format will be a short presentation on a topic of interest to the group, followed by half an hour of open discussion of the topic. The presentation may consist of a speaker, a panel, a TED talk, a film clip, or another format suggested by the ingenuity of the participants. Third Sundays of every month starting September 18th at 9am in Fogelson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe 107 W Barcelona Rd.

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The National Popular Vote Movement and Humanist Values

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The National Popular Vote (NPV) movement will be addressed by the NM legislature this season, so January is a good time to discuss this important issue. Five US presidents, including our present one, went to the White House despite not winning the majority of the national popular votes. The NPV movement is a state-by-state initiative which would make every voter equal, and make each vote in the national election count. A few votes in a "swing state" can determine the results of a national election, making votes in "spectator states" less valuable. The League of Women Voters and other non-partisan organizations are supporting state legislation that would address this problem. Mary Ellen Gonzales, an active member of the local League of Women Voters, will lead us in this discussion. We will gain an understanding of the underlying principals and logistics of the NPV movement and discuss concrete actions we can take, individually or as a group, to make our voices heard in this legislative season. The general format is a short, 20-30 presentation followed by an hour of open discussion of the topic. PLEASE check the meet-up site a few weeks before the discussion, as there may be information about the topic posted to enable us to benefit more from the discussion. Santa Fe Freethinkers Forum is a Local Affiliate of the American Humanist Association, and a collaborator with the UU Humanist Association, which “strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions.” If this sounds like you, please bring your own unique ideas to share with our interactive, socially and intellectually nurturing group. Questions? Please contact: Bill Austin [masked] Roger Brumley [masked] Mim Chapman [masked] Mary Ellen Gonzales [masked]

The National Popular Vote Movement and Humanist Values

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Do you ever wonder how we humans got here, what life is all about, and how we can best live together with our fellow inhabitants of the cosmos? Humanism has long been one of the foundations of Unitarian Universalism, as stated in our second and fifth source. The UU Humanist Association “strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions.” If this sounds like you, please join us! And please bring your topic ideas to the first gathering of this new, interactive, socially and intellectually nurturing event! The general format will be a short presentation on a topic of interest to the group, followed by half an hour of open discussion of the topic. The presentation may consist of a speaker, a panel, a TED talk, a film clip, or another format suggested by the ingenuity of the participants. Third Sundays of every month starting Setpember 18th at 9am in Fogelson Hall. Questions? Please contact: Bill Austin [masked] Mim Chapman [masked] Roger Brumley [masked] Mary Ellen Gonzales [masked] For further reading: UU Humanists (http://huumanists.org/) From UUA (http://www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/beliefs/humanism) American Humanist Association (http://americanhumanist.org/humanism/what_is_humanism) British Humanist Association (https://humanism.org.uk/humanism/) Ethical Culture Society (http://www.nysec.org/) “The UU Congregation, A Habitat for Humanism” (http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2014-01-the-uu-congregation-a-habitat-for-humanism) UU World, “Our Humanist Legacy” (http://www.uuworld.org/articles/unitarian-universalisms-humanist-legacy) Wikipedia, "Humanism" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism)

A Humanist View of our Interdependence with the Natural World

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Do you ever wonder how we humans got here, what life is all about, and how we can best live together with our fellow inhabitants of the cosmos? Humanism has long been one of the foundations of Unitarian Universalism, as stated in our second and fifth source. The UU Humanist Association “strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions.” If this sounds like you, please join us! And please bring your topic ideas to the first gathering of this new, interactive, socially and intellectually nurturing event! The general format will be a short presentation on a topic of interest to the group, followed by half an hour of open discussion of the topic. The presentation may consist of a speaker, a panel, a TED talk, a film clip, or another format suggested by the ingenuity of the participants. Third Sundays of every month starting Setpember 18th at 9am in Fogelson Hall. Questions? Please contact: Bill Austin [masked] Mim Chapman [masked] Roger Brumley [masked] Mary Ellen Gonzales [masked] For further reading: UU Humanists (http://huumanists.org/) From UUA (http://www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/beliefs/humanism) American Humanist Association (http://americanhumanist.org/humanism/what_is_humanism) British Humanist Association (https://humanism.org.uk/humanism/) Ethical Culture Society (http://www.nysec.org/) “The UU Congregation, A Habitat for Humanism” (http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2014-01-the-uu-congregation-a-habitat-for-humanism) UU World, “Our Humanist Legacy” (http://www.uuworld.org/articles/unitarian-universalisms-humanist-legacy) Wikipedia, "Humanism" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism)

Free Thinker's Forum: A HUUmanist Discussion Group

Unitarian Universalist

Do you ever wonder how we humans got here, what life is all about, and how we can best live together with our fellow inhabitants of the cosmos? Humanism has long been one of the foundations of Unitarian Universalism, as stated in our second and fifth source. The UU Humanist Association “strives to promote and extend the use of rational inquiry without supernatural considerations, followed by compassionate action in all human interactions.” If this sounds like you, please join us! And please bring your topic ideas to the first gathering of this new, interactive, socially and intellectually nurturing event! The general format will be a short presentation on a topic of interest to the group, followed by half an hour of open discussion of the topic. The presentation may consist of a speaker, a panel, a TED talk, a film clip, or another format suggested by the ingenuity of the participants. Third Sundays of every month starting Setpember 18th at 9am in Fogelson Hall. Questions? Please contact: Bill Austin [masked] Mim Chapman [masked] Roger Brumley [masked] Mary Ellen Gonzales [masked] For further reading: UU Humanists (http://huumanists.org/) From UUA (http://www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/beliefs/humanism) American Humanist Association (http://americanhumanist.org/humanism/what_is_humanism) British Humanist Association (https://humanism.org.uk/humanism/) Ethical Culture Society (http://www.nysec.org/) “The UU Congregation, A Habitat for Humanism” (http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2014-01-the-uu-congregation-a-habitat-for-humanism) UU World, “Our Humanist Legacy” (http://www.uuworld.org/articles/unitarian-universalisms-humanist-legacy) Wikipedia, "Humanism" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism)

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A Freethinkers' Exploration of Reinhold Niebuhr

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