Humanists of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Wendy Jerome, V.P. of HUUmanists, the national association of humanistic Unitarian Universalists. Ms. Jerome will discuss the pervasiveness of humanism: “When we look at religions of the world which have an ethics, we'll find faith in human potential at the beating heart central to all of them. We'll start with Durkheim's classic definition of religion and then consider examples from Western religions from an anthropology angle. The humanist initiative may be clothed in various stories or metaphors, but it sustains many faith traditions.” Wendy Jerome is a Unitarian Universalist minister and a third generation member of the First Unitarian Society. She has served congregations in Toledo, Ohio, Wayzata, Winnipeg, and Eau Claire. In addition to her ministry preparation (Meadville/Lombard Theol. School), she has graduate degrees for work in ancient Mediterranean religions and psychology and religion ( U of Chicago).