This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.
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
This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics. This week we will discuss the Pew Research Center’s new polling that reveals atheists make up 10% of the US population and 16% of 18-29 year olds! Do you think Iowa matches these figures? That would represent app. 300,000 Iowans!
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Please note the earlier start time of 11am. This is our regular weekly Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of topics!
The breakfast buffet at Price Chopper is only $8.99 or you can buy by weight, choose options from the deli/cafeteria or purchase any food item in the store. The buffet ends at 12:30pm.
Please come out and help the IAF set up and run an informational booth at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market.
We will need volunteers to work from 6:15 a.m. to shortly after noon. Duties will include set up, tear down, and talking to curious members of the public. PLEASE do RSVP, and if possible, indicate what time you’re available.
Jesus has been the primary model of ethics for Christians. Even some atheists who do not believe in Jesus’ divine nature may still admit that his teachings emphasize love, nonviolence, and inclusion. Dr. Hector Avalos will explain why many of the teachings and actions of Jesus, as he is portrayed in the New Testament, would be antithetical to those enshrined in some of the most widely accepted codes of modern ethics. Such teachings involve family values, violence, and the treatment of animals. The lecture is based on Dr. Avalos’ book, The Bad Jesus: The Ethics of the New Testament Ethics (2015). Sponsored by the Iowa State University Atheist and Agnostic Society.