Sam Harris recently published Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. I appreciate seeing books on the subject of what goes into quality experiences of living but found Waking Up to be a disappointment in a number of ways.
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio is seeking a part-time Coordinator. The Coordinator will report directly to HCCO's elected President, and will be responsible for coordinating membership activities and furthering the mission of the organization. She or he will also be responsible for participating in fundraising with the cooperation of the board. Many duties will be delegated to volunteers, and the Coordinator will be responsible in part for recruiting and assisting these volunteers.
Greta Christina is an LGBT, atheist, sex-positivist, freethought activist, speaker and blogger. She has been writing professionally for over fifteen years, with an output that is both considerable and influential. She has written several books and is one of the most popular and respected bloggers on atheism and sexuality.
Many writers have given their reasons for not believing, but in the autobiographical “Black Boy,” Richard Wright (1908-1960) uses his talents to vividly portray his experience of life as a nonbeliever in a religiously and racially privileged America where women and the poor get taken advantage of.
After more than 20 years of being involved in Humanism, I’ve had a chance to get know a lot of great people. Humanists usually stand out in one of four ways: conscientious living, careful thinking, courage, and compassion.
On Sunday August 24th, HCCO will be hosting our Annual Summer Picnic. This year we will be at the Dogwood Reservable Shelter at Blendon Woods Metro Park. It will be the same format as last year where participants share a dish and bring something to grill if you wish.
1550 Old Henderson Road S150 Columbus, Ohio
The HCCO board of trustees meets regularly. Members are welcome to attend.
Saturday, October 25
Recovering from Religion: Gather & Chat
Tremont Branch of Upper Arlington Public Library 2800 Tremont Rd, Columbus, OH
Please join us for our monthly Gather & Chat... Let's discuss life and living beyond religious belief.
We'll make coffee and small snacks available. (donations will be accepted for coffee and snacks)
We'll have an ice breaker topic for conversation and then open discussion. It's my view that every person in the group has something of value to offer and we hope to see you there...
We are going with an earlier time slot 10am- 12pm but feel this gives opportunity for people to continue the conversation over lunch or coffee afterword if they choose to do so. We are meeting at Upper Arlington Library on Tremont in meeting room B - Please join us.
~ Looking forward to it.
Monday, October 27
Skeptics in the Pub
Brazenhead Irish Pub 1027 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH
Recently, HCCO was asked to coordinate Drinking Skeptically. Columbus has a long skeptic tradition, we stepped in to help keep that alive. The date and time have been moved, but we're open to feedback. Join us for dinner, drinks, coffee and conversation at our monthly Skeptic get together.
Check us out on Meetup!
Do you . . .
...care about your fellow human beings? ...like to share a reasonable conversation? ...care about Democracy, Human Rights, and separation of church and state? ...want to get along, contribute, and guide the world in a positive direction?
If you answered "yes"...
Then you are at the right place. Humanism shares all of the above and contributes to the answering of life's questions. If you know humanism is for you, then consider joining HCCO as a member.
There are also many opportunities for our members and friends to get involved in HCCO and our larger community. Come out and see us sometime!