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Announcements June 30, 2022

Society Artist-in-Residence Jody Sperling Named New England Foundation for the Arts Grant Finalist

We're thrilled to share the news that Jody Sperling and her company, Time Lapse Dance,…
Leaders' Blog June 29, 2022

Living in Liminal Times

We are living in liminal times; caught in a moment between what used to be…
In The News June 29, 2022

El Salto: The Day After Abortion Ceased to Be a Constitutional Right in the United States

Leader Nori Rost spoke with Spain's El Salto (translated) about the overturning of Roe v.…
Video June 26, 2022

Anne Klaeysen: Humanism on Campus

For over twenty years, I have served one or more university campuses in Humanist chaplaincies:…
Announcements June 24, 2022
Statement on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade: The Work Ahead
Announcements June 22, 2022
Online Tonight 7pm: ‘Artificial Intelligence, Past, Present and a Glimpse of the Future’ with Sanford Redlich
Video June 19, 2022
Joe Chuman: ‘The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice.’ Does It Really?
In The News June 17, 2022
Religion News Service: Humanist Chaplains Guide Nonreligious Students on Quest for Meaning
Announcements June 15, 2022
Live June 23 and 24: ‘One With the Current’ Written and Performed by Daniel Damiano
Announcements June 15, 2022
Tickets Still Available! Concert June 19: ‘Juneteenth: The Struggle Continues’ with Sweet Honey in the Rock and Nona Hendryx to Benefit Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.
Announcements June 11, 2022
Watch Online: ‘The Crucial Decades’ with Bill McKibben
In The News June 6, 2022
Watch Now: WBGO on ‘Juneteenth 2022: The Struggle Continues’ Benefit Concert for Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. June 19

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Nori Rost: Good Bones

Nori Rost: Good Bones

In-person and online! As we celebrate our 246th birthday, Dr. Rost will look at the reasons our forebears fought for independence, the hope they had for our country and compare...

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03 July 2022 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Independence Day – No Programming
04 July 2022
Poetry Circle (Online)

Poetry Circle (Online)

Share the poems of your choice. Read them aloud. We’ll listen attentively and discuss them—a line, a word, an image, or overall feeling. You’re welcome to give us a couple...

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05 July 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Midweek Meditation (Online)

Midweek Meditation (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst moderates. Click to join at start | Zoom ID 838 1778 1084 | Passcode 675527 You can download Zoom at...

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05 July 2022 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Great Literature Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Online)

Great Literature Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Online)

Literary works will be discussed based on what can be found in the text in order to enrich each other’s interpretation of the novel/novella. All are welcome to join and...

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06 July 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm