David Breeden speaker
Special presentation: “Cuba’s Health Care, Firsthand,” with Dr. Peter D’Ascoli. How do we gauge a nation’s health? The political will to invest in excellence? The degree of high-tech capacity and advances in cutting-edge applications? The system’s availability, equity, and outcomes? Here is an American’s view of Cuban Heath Care 60 years after the “Triumph of …
Rev. Kelli Clement speaking
Speaker: Wendy Jerome September 22, 2019 The founder of Zoroastrianism was a religious reformer who lived more than 3,000 years ago in Persia. His ideas live on in today’s Christianity and Judaism. Come learn from Rev. Wendy, one of our in-house world religions experts and a lifelong member of FUS.
Holy Subtraction Theory! Nearly every new religious movement claims to be getting back to basics — what some prophet or other originally said or meant; what the founder of some religion or other really meant. Don’t buy it. The words in scriptures change meaning with time. The cultural realities change with time. The social and …
Rev. David Breeden speaking
Speaker: Rev. David Breeden 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education …
Speaker: Rev. Jim Foti 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education …
Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement
Speaker: Dr. David Breeden September 8, 2019 FUS University presents “Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard,” with Rev. Dr. David Breeden. The ideas of Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard are often portrayed as a very depressing read, but his take on anxiety and despair is in fact very positive and life-affirming.
Rev. David Breeden speaking
In his fantastic new book Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It, the historian of ideas Felipe Fernandez Armesto writes a pithy description of the worldwide rise in populist nationalism: “confused by chaos, infantilized by ignorance, refugees from complexity flee to fanaticism and dogmatism.” Refugees from Complexity Surfing …
John Lazur speaking
Like it our not, you’re living your religion. Like . . . morning breath . . . everybody’s got it. Or at least that’s the way sociologists of religion have traditionally framed our lives. You can choose “Roman Catholic;” you can choose “Secular” or “None of the Above,” but there’s a list, and you fit …
Sophia Morrissette speaker
Harvest festival with the Seasonal Celebrations Team
Speakers: Rev. David Breeden & Jé Hooper Humanism and liberal politics have historically gone hand-in-hand. But the liberalism of the early-twentieth century is not the liberalism of today. What accounts for this change and where is it going next?
Member Mikki Morrissette speaking
There’s a whole lot of scapegoating going on just now. It’s the way of populism and the demagogues who drive it. The script goes like this: “Look at how bad things are! It’s because of those dirty ____s!” The concept is straightforward in politics, but its origin in theology is not so straightforward. First off, …