IAF Sunday Meetup

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.

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DMARC Panel on Parenting

You are invited to hear the stories of parents across the spectrum of faith, including those who do not identify with religious faith, about how they nurture the spirituality within their children. This should prove a fascinating discussion!

The panel includes our own IAF member and father of two, Jason Benell, along with a Zen Priest, a Muslim mother, Hindu father, and Jewish child educator. The panel will be moderated by Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott, Coodinator of Interfaith Engagement, DMARC.

Light snacks will be provided. The event is sponsored by Des Moines Area Religious Council, Wellspring Community Church and Thoreau Center.

Limited childcare will be offered (RSVP for childcare by Oct 19 to carmen.lampezeitler@gmail.com)

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IAF Sunday Meetup

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.

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part VIII

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday October 21st as we continue our series of engaging discussions centered on the book The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, an involved text that explores the dynamic behind why people are so divided by politics and religion.

With this session, the discussion will run from 10 AM until 11AM and will be held in room 103.

The reading assignment for this session is Chapter 8. Don’t be discouraged from attending if you haven’t finished the reading, as there is still room for you to participate. You will undoubtedly learn a lot about how people become so rigid in their thinking that no amount of rational inquiry will change their perspectives.

The book itself is available, both new and used, from Amazon, starting under $5. If you need help acquiring a copy of the book free of shipping, Humanist Society President Gwen Harvey can help with that. Please contact her at this email – kayakniowa@gmail.com

If you like, you can read more about the book here – http://righteousmind.com/

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IAF Sunday Meetup

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.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

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.

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Critical Bible Study with Randy Henderson

By popular demand, IAF founding member and past President Randy Henderson presents Critical Bible Study! The keyword is “critical” as in revealing the misrepresentations, inconsistencies and contradictions of the Christian Bible in its many forms.

This session will continue the topic of “Jesus: Fact, Fiction and Myth.” While the historicity of Jesus is being questioned, we are going to study the four gospels as the primary source material. In October we will survey the gospels of Matthew and Luke/Acts to see what is really there. So if you wish to read Matthew and Luke/Acts note any questions, comments, issues and we will discuss them.

Feel free to bring a bible (yes, many of us still have one!) and food and covered drink is allowed in the Millie Knee room.

About Randy Henderson: Randy studied three years for ministry in a conservative Bible College called Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas. He finished undergrad studies at Dana College in Blair, Neb. with degrees in Social Sciences and Religion. In the ’70’s he pastored a church that he helped found in Council Bluffs that was a non-denominational congregation that was Charismatic/Pentecostal. Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling with School Counseling endorsement from U. of Neb. Thirty years atheist and agnostic with the American Atheists, formerly as Iowa state AA director and Freedom from Religion Foundation member.

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Humanist Book Discussion – The Righteous Mind, Part VII

The Humanist Society of Iowa, in conjunction with the UUHumanists, would like to invite you all to join us on Sunday October 7th as we continue our series of engaging discussions centered on the book The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, an involved text that explores the dynamic behind why people are so divided by politics and religion.

With this session, the discussion will run from 10 AM until 11AM. Don Severs will lead the discussion, to be held in room 103.

The reading assignment for this session is Chapter 7. Don’t be discouraged from attending if you haven’t finished the reading, as there is still room for you to participate. You will undoubtedly learn a lot about how people become so rigid in their thinking that no amount of rational inquiry will change their perspectives.

The book itself is available, both new and used, from Amazon, starting under $5. If you need help acquiring a copy of the book free of shipping, Humanist Society President Gwen Harvey can help with that. Please contact her at this email – kayakniowa@gmail.com

If you like, you can read more about the book here – http://righteousmind.com/

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Humanist Society of Iowa-Quarterly Meeting

State Senator Matt McCoy will address the question,
“Is it appropriate to spend taxpayer dollars on private/religious schools?” a topic that was recently in our local news a few months ago.

This meeting is open to the public and please invite others to attend!

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