UU Humanist Forum
The forum explores human growth and the transcendent without supernaturalism. Our discussion topics include issues relating to morality and ethics, human development, evolution, the nature of the universe, love, the capacities of the brain, free will, the latest scientific research and discoveries. We include humanists, agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, religious naturalists, interested theists, and anyone who wishes to attend. The Humanist forum meets at 12:45 p.m. in Room 208.
The forum meets at 11:45 a.m. during the summer one-service period, late June and July.
Spring/Summer 2017 UU Humanist Forum topics
Humanist Forum leaders and topics for Fall 2017
Oct 8 The case for fiction as a requirement for a fertile intellect Leader Jon Chaffin
Oct 22 What is a good life for a humanist? Leader Elof Carlson
Nov 5 Distain for intellectuals and the Arts Leader Sandy Dolby
Nov 19 What is a Feminist? Leader Anna Wiley
DEC 3 The Future of Sex Leader Harold Ogren
DEC 17 What should be a 21st century humanist education? Leader David Keppel
DEC 31 NO Meeting – Happy New Year
JAN 14 Fact to Fiction to Folklore Leader John Crosby
JAN 28 Pot Luck and topic selection for the spring.
On the Sundays when the Humanist Forum does not meet, the UU Freethinkers meet at 12:45 p.m. (11:45 a.m. from late June through July) This group seeks conversations that foster an understanding of diverse views. It is the idea, not the messenger, which is explored in discussion. The UU Freethinkers hope to learn how others form their opinions and to test these opinions with individual experiences and learning.