|Sent on:||Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:21 PM|
Austin Dacey, author of The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life, will discuss his new book with us, Thursday evening, June 19th, 6:30-8 PM. While religious sectarians have taken the public stage and made significant use of political appointments in government, people whose ethics have a secular foundation have emphasized the separation of church and state and often withdrawn from public discussion, characterizing morals as a private concern and their public discussion as a political program in disguise. Dacey makes a case for science-oriented agnostics and atheists to participate in public discussion of ethics in an environment where religion and science can meaningfully speak to each other. This book is a little over 200 pages but, for those unable to get their hands on it or finish it in time, a summary will be available in advance (as fast as I can write it) in the Files section of Richie's List Meet-up and the Secular Humanist Society of NY Meet-up. You can also get one from me by clicking the little envelope next to my name in the NY Culture Club and e-mailing me.
This will be a great opportunity,
Thursday evening, June 19th, at the Muhlenberg Library, 3rd flr,