NSW Humanists Meetup 3-6PM Sunday 25 November - the last New Humanists Sunday Open House Meetup event of the year, will try to finish 2018 on a strong note. The speaker will be Bart Campolo who has spoken at various secular conventions and also worked as a Humanist Chaplain at two large universities in the USA. His podcast is titled Humanize Me.
Bart won’t be there in person but we will enjoy his inspirational talks on YouTube, with Humanist House’s Wi-Fi connection. He is a dynamic speaker and will fill half the afternoon, and the other half will be the discussion it provokes.
The Meetup is about outreach and Bart is all about community building. If you want to see a humanist movement focused on building a humanist community and able to bond a disparate bunch into a cohesive community able to transform themselves and others then it’s worth coming along and listening together to Bart’s ‘provocative’ views.
Humanism is about what we hope to achieve not just what we don’t believe. Is this the shake-up our humanist ‘community’ needs to jolt it into a real community? Bart won’t have all the answers, but he’ll get the question started. We’ll explore some of the pitfalls and dead ends.
The only way to have a community is to get involved. We’ll finish with discussions about what our community could aspire to achieve in 2019.
Sunday Open House events are for those new to Humanism, seeking to renew Humanism, having new perspectives on Humanism, or making new friendships in a Humanist community. At these gatherings there'll be conversation and campaigning, partying and philosophising, views and visions.
The Sunday Open House events are designed to appeal to all kinds of non-believers looking for an alternative to pub venues in an atmosphere that allows time and space for good conversation on interesting topics.