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Leadership

President: Bob Lennon
Vice President: Rick Hopkins
Treasurer: Len Moskoff 
Secretary: Martha Knox 
Membership Chair: Jim Childress
Book Club Moderator: Eileen Childress
Facebook Coordinator:
Alex Greene

Additional Board Members: 
Elaine Oxman  
Rosemary Horstman 
Brian Bohmueller
 

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Upcoming Events

Movie Night: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World 
Saturday January 7, 2016 7PM – 10PM
BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2040 West Street Rd. Warrington, PA (circle Time room)

SPECIAL HAGP Speakers Series: Justin Vacula hosts discussion on Stoic philosophy 
Sunday, January 8, 2016 1:30 PM 
Upper Moreland Library 109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 

Social Lunch  
Saturday  January 14, 2016 Noon 
Willow Grove Park Mall (the food court on the 3rd floor) 2500 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA

The Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
Saturday January 21 , 2016 7PM -  Barnes and Noble 102 Park Ave, Willow Grove, PA 

HAGP Speakers Series: Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism by David S. Cohen & Krysten Connon (will have copies of book to with them)
Sunday, January 29, 2016 1:30 PM 
Upper Moreland Library 109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA

What is Humanism?

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.

Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility.

It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.

Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds that values--be they religious, ethical, social, or political--have their source in human experience and culture. 

Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.
-- The American Humanist Association

For a more complete explanation of humanism, click here. 

Justin Vacula hosts discussion on Stoic philosophy

Sunday, January 8, 2017 2:00 PM Upper Moreland Library 109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA

Stoic philosophy -- introduced in Ancient Greece and popularized by thinkers such as Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca -- addresses topics such as death, meaning, happiness, handling adversity, forming proper judgments, and personal choice/freedom thorough a lens of prioritizing reason and personal aspiration. 

Rather than drawing upon a tradition informed by religion, stoic philosophy offers wisdom humanists can appreciate. Join event host Justin Vacula in exploring stoic thought in examining its strengths and possible shortcomings. Perhaps you too can apply wisdom from the Ancient Greeks to enrich your everyday life. (This series will continue throughout the year)


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HAGP's own Lyn Alenxander is the first recipient of the American Humanist Association's Humanists Making A Difference Award. HAGP's leadership had nominated Lyn for her tireless efforts toward educating Pennsylvania lawmakers and citizens about the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking.) For full information about Lyn's activism and award, read the AHA's press release by clicking here.  



 Support HAGP While Grocery Shopping

HAGP has been accepted into Giant’s Cash for Causes program. It’s an easy way to support HAGP. Here’s how it works: HAGP buys cards from Giant at a 5% discount. We then resell them to members, family, neighbors and friends who use the gift cards just like cash when they do their grocery shopping at Giant. You can use them with your Giant discount card if you have one. Every time you use a card you support our programs. Cards are available in $50 denominations, but you can buy as many as you want. Members can pay with a check, but otherwise please pay in cash. Please see Ro Horstman at movie night, book night, or program meeting to buy a card.

 

Podcasts of Humanist Interest: