BREAD Nehemiah Action – Interfaith Social Justice

logo for the interfaith group BREADWhen secular humanists participate in interfaith social justice efforts, they do much more than work together with people of faith to put values of justice and compassion into action. They also challenge the assumption that religious belief is necessary for those who want to fight for social justice and break down the myth that only religious people can help a community.

Long time member Warren Wolf has passed away

It is with great sadness to report that long time member and friend of HCCO Warren Wolf has passed away today.

Roy Speckhardt, the executive director of the AHA reported on Facebook: "Warren fell in NYC between humanist meetings. When he returned home he fell again resulting in blood clots to the brain. After surgery there was some hope he might recover, but he did not, dying earlier this afternoon."

Our thoughts go out to the Wolf family at this difficult time

Rational Violence

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HCCO Board member Jamie Nichols gives a presentation about violence

How much have you thought about violence? This presentation will discuss varied applications of rational and scientific thought to physical force. This includes categorizing the motivations behind violence, the approaches taken by different martial arts, applying objective risk analysis to physical force, and gaining situational awareness.

Interfaith, Social Justice, And Humanist Values

image of Samuel Jackson, Group Starting Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance

Samuel Jackson, Group Starting Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance, talked about his experience working with interfaith groups

Many secular people value justice and compassion. Participating in interfaith social justice work is one way for us to put these values into action, and is one way to improve the image of the secular community.

Charlie Chaplain's Humanism

screencap of Charlie Chaplin in The Dictator (1940)Born April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin produced many films that generated laughter and provoked thought. Chaplain called himself “agnostic” and promoted principles that many Humanists would appreciate.

Bylaw Change Set For Member's Vote At May Monthly Meeting

Pursuant to Article 6 of the HCCO Bylaws the following amendment to Article 4 section 3 concerning
vacancies on the HCCO Board of Trustees is proposed for a member's vote at the monthly meeting on May 10th 2014. Upon passage, by a 2/3 vote of the members present, these changes will take effect immediately.

Foundation Beyond Belief's First Annual National Conference To Be Held In July

logo for Foundation Beyond BeliefFoundation Beyond Belief, the nation's largest humanist charitable organization, is holding its first national conference, "Humanism at Work," July 18-20, 2014 at the Hilton Rosemont in Chicago, Illinois.

Kroger Community Rewards Renewal Time!

logo for Kroger CompanyIt's time to renew our participation in Kroger Community Rewards! Last year our members earned $668.50 for HCCO by simply shopping at Kroger.

Some Early Kluwe

image of HCCO Board member Derrick with Chris Kluwe
HCCO Board member Derrick S. with Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the 2014 American Atheists conference in April, but a group of us from the Humanist Community got to see him first here in Columbus at the McConnell Arts Center. Along with being known as an NFL punter, Chris Kluwe drew even more attention for his courageous advocacy of Humanist values.

Facts, Fairness, and Love

This past week, one of America’s most famous haters Fred Phelps died, but injustice, cruelty, and unreasonableness did not die with him. Many people support things Phelps said but don’t say those things while standing in the streets with signs. Rather than standing with signs like Phelps, there are people with cruel and unreasonable ideas in public office and running for office.


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