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  • Humanists of North Alabama News! 2017-12-03

    Humanists of North Alabama News! 2017-12-03

    Food for thought: “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”  Dennis Prager

    Upcoming events:

    Sunday, December 10: 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

     

    Saturday, December 16: 12:00-2:00 pm:

    December Social Solstice Lunch

     This year we are being very informal and having a casual lunch at Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant (11208 Memorial parkway, Huntsville 35802 (shopping strip north of Meadowbrook)). Starting at noon and just socializing and enjoying whatever you purchase for lunch. Please RSVP (thru  Meetup is good) so we can alert the restaurant to the size of the group. We welcome our NAFA friends and your family members of all ages. There will be modest door prizes. Casual dress.

     

    We’ll also be joining NAFA in collecting donations for CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound http://casamadisoncty.org/ ) and Crisis Services of North Alabama (http://www.csna.org/  )

     

    You can view their needs lists at:

    http://casamadisoncty.org/images//email-casa-needs-list-updated-9-14-12-2.pdf)

    http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/8d303b_98425c57139b43ad9599e0d07cfd29dc.pdf

     

    Thursday, December 21 7:00pm

    Join NAFA as they celebrate the Winter Solstice with Drinks and Toasts at Keegan’s Public House; 200 West Side Square, Huntsville, 35801

     

    Philosophy Café resumes in January!

     

    “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

     

    Other Information:

    The Humanists of North Alabama discussion group as a closed facebook group to talk about Humanism in Alabama. Let us know if you’d like an invite.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/876732872431530/

     

    Our events can be found

    • on our Meetup group:

    http://www.meetup.com/Humanists-of-North-Alabama-Meetup/

     

     

    If you received this email from a friend and want to be added to the distribution list, send an email to me at louise.hardin@gmail.com.

     

    Suggestions for events, meeting venues, topics are always welcome!

     

    Humanists of North Alabama is an official Chapter of the American Humanist Association.  Membership in the AHA is strongly encouraged!

     

    Louise Hardin

    256-683-8026

     

    “Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.” ― Gautama Buddha

  • AHA Annual Conference May 17-20, 2018

  • Annual Conference — June 8-11, 2017

    AHA Annual Conference 2017 - Charleston, SC
  • December 17 5pm Unity of Nashville, I’ll be telling some jokes for The Sunday Assembly

    (cross-posted from Humanists of North Alabama on Facebook)

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    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

    https://www.facebook.com/sundayassemblynashville/posts/915321838634229

    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

    Word of this event came to me from NaNoCon Nashville. Look into it and see if it is for you. It’s July 22nd.
     
  • The initial newsletter of Indivisible District 5 of North Alabama.

    http://us15.campaign-archive2.com/?u=224d16df93e27a15ad0972839&id=4772b47f55&e=e7ce3bffca

     

    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.

    Put it on your calendar now.
    There WILL be a town hall, with or without Mo.
  • Annual Conference — June 8-11, 2017

    AHA Annual Conference 2017 - Charleston, SC
  • Steven Austad on Darwin

    An eloquent and educated defender of Darwin living in Alabama. Heavens!  The link was taken down. It was:
     http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/02/darwin_and_the_eyes_have_it
    Steven Austad has written more than one article. Here is an example, “The Not-So-Observable Universe”
  • 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.

    The Amsterdam Declaration

  • To Begin the World Over Again — May 14, 21, 28.

    thomaspaine
  • Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gay-marriage-and-other-major-rulings-at-the-supreme-court/2015/06/25/ef75a120-1b6d-11e5-bd7f-4611a60dd8e5_story.html?tid=magnet

    Couples looking for an Alabama wedding officiant — please consult our list on this site.

     

  • Sir Julian Huxley:

    "Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable...and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief... Once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, [then] we must construct something to take its place."
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