The 10 AM Main Event:
Prof. Meulemans book "Belfast: Both Sides Now" tells the story of the Northern Ireland conflict through the eyes of both communities. Each side has an equal voice inside a single volume. The author writes in a journalistic style. He went out on the street to learn why the conflict started and why it will not end soon. When these warring groups are dissected, it becomes clear that they are driven by an ancient dispute that feeds on itself. Meulemans lived and worked among the working-class people of Belfast for 11 years while he was on the politics faculty of The Queen's University of Belfast. The book is for the reader who does not have an extensive background on the subject. It is available on Amazon. Prof. Meulemans taught at PSU for 8 years and at Southern Oregon University for 28 years.
.... OTHER SUNDAY MORNING EVENTS ...............
We make it worth your while to get up early on Sunday morning. =-)
Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism:
Human Well Being
Humanities, Culture, and Morality
Sun @ HGP program details -- for this week's speaker follow this link and read the "Next Speaker" announcement on the HGP website home page, left side; for future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left:
Sunday Morning Schedule:
8:45 Early Bird discussion, choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)
9:45 Children join parents in East Room for simulcast
9:45 Coffee, juice and cookies (Arts and Crafts Room)
10:00 Main program, weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)
10:05 Humanist discussion, each week a different theme (Garden Room)
11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks (Arts and Crafts Room)
11:45 Classes, discussions, musicians, committees meet until 1:00 PM
12:15 Lunch at nearby eatery, all are welcome!
Be sure to peruse our humanist library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.
Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website.
All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.
Join us -- and bring a friend!