We have a monthly meeting where we get together on the third Sunday to focus deeply on a topic of particularly strong social and political relevance. Last month we had a vibrant, candid discussion on racial-discrimination in the United States. To continue this dialogue, we will be focussing our July monthly Humanist discussion on “Humanism & Human Rights.”
The U.S. Supreme Court under the leadership of John Roberts has given us cases allowing for the super wealthy to buy elections, for states to come up with more restrictive laws pertaining to voter-eligibility, but has (in this term) gave greater accommodation to religious expression in employment, preserved the Affordable Care Act (as well as twice previously), and now has struck down laws preventing gay and lesbian couples from receiving their deserved right of marriage.
This has surely been a civil rights roller coaster. With the media and public discourse focussing on the crisis of violence and discrimination against minorities in the U.S., we should take a moment to review and discuss the victories amid the chaos.
On Sunday, July 19th we will review the Humanist commitment to human rights and a reasoned perspective on the rapidly fluctuating and changing social sphere and legal architecture.
You will leave this meeting feeling refreshed and hopeful.