Sunday, 08 Apr 2018 10:00 AM
The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us this Sunday for the first in a series of engaging discussions centered on the book Good Without God by Greg Epstein, a provocative text that explores the meaning of living a morally and ethically sound life absent the finger-wagging of a supernatural parent-figure. This first discussion will run from 10 AM to 11 AM and take place in room 103, as opposed to to Room 105, to allow for more space. Our next meeting will take place on the 15th and then subsequent meetings will be held on the first and third Sundays of the month until the book is finished.
The reading assignment for Sunday is the Intro and Chapter 1 but don’t hesitate to come and visit if you haven’t started the reading. The general focus will be on what qualities nonbelievers DO share without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being – positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and a sense of goodness.
The book itself is available, both new and used, from Amazon. If you haven’t had time to acquire a copy, you can read more about it here – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6362097-good-without-god.
We hope to see you there. For more information, please contact Gwen Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 8:30 AM
Humanist Group Hosts Reason On The Hill Day at the Iowa State Capital
The Humanists of Linn County, the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers and the Tri-State Humanists (Burlington) are happy to announce we are hosting Reason On The Hill Day at the Iowa State Capital Building on April 10, 2018 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We have reserved the entire rotunda for the day so that secular organizations and supporters may set up table displays and provide information about their organization. HLC and IAF welcomes all secular and nontheistic Iowans to the Reason on the Hill Day, as well as our religious allies who support our mission. You may come by yourself and meet others from your home area for your lobby visits. Families and groups are also welcome. Teens and other young adults are highly encouraged to attend and make their voices heard.
Additionally, HLC member Joe Stutler will be giving a secular invocation in the Senate Chambers at approximately 9:00 am.
In-person lobbying from constituents is still one of the most effective methods for reaching elected officials. Representation of secular and nontheistic Americans is still very low in our State House, so we need as many secular and nontheistic people to speak up and tell their elected officials that they are voting, paying attention to the issues, and showing who they are. Only by directly participating in the system can we hope to change it. Reason on the Hill Day is a great opportunity to meet with your elected officials and exercise your Rights!
Please RSVP ASAP so we can plan the logistics.
Humanists of Linn County Contact:
Joe Stutler, Public Relations Director, 319-389-7888, email@example.com
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018 6:00 PM
This is our regular quarterly Member Meeting. Your participation with input and feedback is welcome and very much encouraged!
Be sure to bring laptop or tablet, notepad, pen, paper, etc. Food is allowed in this conference room along with covered beverages.
Call to Order
Approve Minutes of Previous Member Meeting
Officer & Committee Reports
6. Social Chair
7. Community Outreach
8. Scholarship 2018-19
Five Minute Break
1. Reason on the Hill-Final Preparation (April 10)
2. Farmer’s Market Booth (May 26, July 7, Sept 1)
3. Pride Parade/Booth (June 10)
4. IAF Tenth Anniversary Event
5. Vision for the Future
Schedule June Annual Member Meeting & Election