Presentation by Doug Matheson.
Until recently, “coming out of the atheist closet” was viewed as tough and optional. Recently some humanists have spoken out against anti-atheist bias and discrimination. Our central focus is on getting beyond that.
We consider a number of aspects of our global circumstances, and some of the intrinsic risks of faith. We explore constructively engaging our fellow citizens who remain in the communities of faith.
Doug grew up a missionary kid in India and was educated in Christian schools.
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!