Humanists of North Alabama News! 2018-02-06
Food for thought: “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.”
― Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man.
At the January meeting, Stan Brockway proposed that our chapter become a supporting organization of Alabama Arise. Alabama Arise advocates for the needs of the poor and under-represented people in Alabama, such as health care, education, and criminal justice. The group approved and named Stan as our representative!
Social Justice Events: Feb 7, 7:00 8:30 pm. At the Huntsville Madison County Public Library: the Tennessee Valley Progressive Alliance and Alabama Youth Justice Coalition present a community Forum on Youth Justice Reform.
Upcoming chapter events:
Sunday, February 11: 2:00- 4:00 pm:
Non-Fiction Readers Book Discussion Group, meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month. New discussion participants always welcomed! Please join us at the Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville, room A/B (to the right of the lobby). This month is an open discussion on what everyone is reading and recommending
Sunday, February 18: 2:00-3:30 pm:
Monthly meeting – we are meeting at the Huntsville Public Library on Monroe Street in Huntsville, room A/B (to the right of the lobby). Topics suggestions welcome!
Monday, February 26: 6:00-7:30pm:
Philosophy Café. Open discussion on philosophical topics continues
on the fourth Monday of each month. This month we are meeting at
“Sam & Gregs” at 119 Northside Square. An assortment of pizzas,
gelato, and beverages are available for purchase (and to lubricate
discussion). New faces are always welcome!
“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
― Charles Darwin
Other Events: The Nashville Nones present the 3rd annual NANOCON on March 17, 2018. See https://nashvillenones.com/
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Alabama is an official Chapter of the American Humanist Association. Membership in the AHA is strongly encouraged!
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
AHA Annual Conference May 17-20, 2018
December 17 5pm Unity of Nashville, I’ll be telling some jokes for The Sunday Assembly
December 17 5pm Unity of Nashville, I’ll be telling some jokes for The Sunday Assembly as we celebrate s secular holiday! All welcome tickets available at
Are you a “none”? An atheist or agnostic? A free thinker? A secular humanist? Then Yule Y’all is for you!
Sing along to songs of the season along with your favorite pop tunes and some of the best from Sunday Assembly’s past, present and future! What holiday singalong would be complete without Bruce and Mariah, the Bangles and the Bee Gees? Don’t be a grinch, there’ll be comedy from Tracy Barkley and lots of laughs along the way!
Before and after the concert, shop for handmade, unique gifts from secular-friendly artisans. Products available include Dancing Cow soaps and lotions, handmade glass ornaments and frames, wooden trays, signs, and home decor, beaded and gemstone jewelry, and scented candles. We even have a publisher bringing books by some of your favorite secular writers, as well as the perfect stocking stuffer: a secular coloring book. This will be your chance to find that fun, different gift and support a small local businessperson.
Children welcome! We will have activities for kids three and older, plus the Grinch will be making an appearance.
Yule Y’all will be held at Unity Church, 5125 Franklin Pk, Nashville, 37220.
The Yule Market opens at 5:00 for shopping before the music starts, the concert starts at 6:00, and there will be time for shopping afterwards as well.
Tickets are available here: http://tinyurl.com/YuleYall
Secular Saturday Chattanooga, July 22, 2017
The initial newsletter of Indivisible District 5 of North Alabama.
Kudos to the Madison County Democrats, who have invited Rep. Brooks to a town hall on Saturday, April 8, 2-4 pm at the main library auditorium!
The room has been reserved, deposits have been paid, the invitation has been submitted, and the invitation graphic is in process.
There WILL be a town hall, with or without Mo.
To Begin the World Over Again — May 14, 21, 28.
Steven Austad on Darwin
Fundamental Principles of Modern Humanism – Amsterdam Declaration – 2002
Amsterdam Declaration 2002 is a statement of the fundamental principles of modern Humanism passed unanimously by the General Assembly of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) at the 50th anniversary World Humanist Congress in 2002.
If you are not familiar with the outlines of humanism, please check out the other humanist manifestos. You can start in Wikipedia.
To Begin the World Over Again — May 14, 21, 28.
Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry
Couples looking for an Alabama wedding officiant — please consult our list on this site.