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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

March 21, Sat. 7pm: Book Club discusses On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (part 2 of 2) 
Barnes and Noble
102 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 
map and directions  

March 22, Sun. 4pm: Social Gathering
House of Pho
470 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA
map and directions 

March 29, Sun. 1:30pm: Speaker Series: Tracy Lockwood, Hidden World: Life inside a Cult
Upper Moreland Library 
109 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 
map and directions 

April 4, Sat. 7pm: Movie Night shows Obselidia 
CHANGE IN LOCATION: March movie night will be held at a private residence. You must RSVP to attend since there is limited space. Email hagpbl (at) gmail (dot) com. Limited space, first come, first served.  

April 11, Sat. Noon Social Gathering: The Lunch 
Food Court at the Willow Grove Park Mall (3rd Floor)
2500 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions 




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. 

HAGP speakers series: Tracy Lockwood, Hidden World: Life inside a Cult

Bio: “Tracy Lockwood grew up in a restrictive religious compound. At the age of 18, she got out, and began her journey toward freedom. She now advocates for the rights of those in similar situations around the world." 

Sunday, March 29, 1:30pm 
Upper Moreland Library
109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA (map)


Paul Offit | Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine  

This is not an HAGP event, but it is of interest to humanists.
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:30PM 
Free Library of Philadelphia Central Library
Cost: FREE
No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341  


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: