Based on the book Newsweek called “a compelling read,” the PARENTING BEYOND BELIEF WORKSHOP is empowering secular parents across the country to raise ethical, caring, confident kids without religion. This workshop is presented by noted author and educator, Dale McGowan, and will help answer such questions as:
– How does moral development really work?
– How can I communicate effectively with my religious extended family?
– How can I ease my child’s fears about death without pretending there’s an afterlife?
– How can my kids learn about religion without being indoctrinated into religion?
Dale McGowan offers encouragement and practical solutions for secular parenting in a religious world. Mr. McGowan is author of “Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide to Parenting Beyond Belief,” “Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion,” “Atheism for Dummies,” “In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families,” and more. He was founding executive director of the humanist charity, Foundation Beyond Belief, and he is currently director of engagement for Patheos, where he works with hundreds of writers in a dozen different world views. In 2008 he was named Harvard Humanist of the Year for his work in nonreligious parent education.
There will be a separate track for children ages 5 and up with activities such as a nature walk with a naturalist, storytime, science experiments, and more.
Additionally, there will be a silent auction with many interesting and fun items to bid on.
Admission is free though we are requesting a suggested donation at the door of $10 per individual and $15 per family. We ask that you RSVP here, on our Meetup Page, or through Eventbrite at the link below. You may also call us at 319-423-9440.
Light refreshments will be served.