Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Humanism and Its Aspirations
Winter Solstice Celebration & Annual Meeting!
Monday, December 18, 2023, 6:30PM
It’s that time again for our traditional solstice POTLUCK DINNER with live music provided by Mickey Koth and John Kalinowski! Please bring a dish to share. There will be a short Annual Meeting, primarily for the election of the Board. We’ll have a Solstice Quiz, and Frank Avitable will do the annual reading of Lois Woodrow’s “Ode to the Tilt”. You will have an opportunity to pay your Membership dues, both for 2023, if you have not yet paid, and for 2024; please bring a check or cash. Nina Stein, our Treasurer, will be ready to collect! Let’s get together and CELEBRATE!
Annual Brunch at Pacific Buffet & Grill
Monday, December 25, 2023, 12:00PM
Enjoy our year-end brunch with other humanists! We’re returning to the buffet restaurant in Wallingford that we have met at …
Monday, January 1, 2024, 7:00PM
Join us for our monthly Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people.
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"Accidental Gods" by Anna Della Subin
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 2:30PM
Our book for December is Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine by Anna Della Subin.
From Amazon: A provocative history of men who were worshipped as gods that illuminates the connection between power and religion and the role of divinity in a secular age
In a revelatory history spanning five centuries, a cast of surprising deities helps to shed light on the thorny questions of how our modern concept of “religion” was invented; why religion and politics are perpetually entangled in our supposedly secular age; and how the power to call someone divine has been used and abused by both oppressors and the oppressed.
“Subin doesn’t cover Q-Anon or January 6, but reading her account of the global and historical power of the irrational, I became more and more convinced I might be reading the year’s most relevant book about American politics.” – Tom Scocca, Air Mail
"Poverty, by America" by Matthew Desmond
Saturday, January 20, 2024, 2:30PM
Our book for January is Poverty, by America by sociologist Matthew Desmond.
The United States, the richest country…
"Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 2:30PM
Our book for February, Black History Month, is Ralph Ellison’s classic Invisible Man.
Note: This discussion will be on the …
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Titles selected for our book discussions can be found in most local libraries or ordered from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble.