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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

April 26, Sun. 1:30pm: Speaker Series: Barry Vacker, Selfies and Space Telescopes
Upper Moreland Library 
109 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 
map and directions 

May 2, Sat. 7pm: Movie Night shows The Last of the Nomads 
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.  

May 9, 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 

May 16, Sat. 7pm: Book Club discusses The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry by Lance & Zachary Dodes 
Barnes and Noble
102 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 
map and directions  

May 24, Sun. 1:30pm: Speaker Series: Thomas Knutson Presents Updates on Climate Science
Upper Moreland Library 
109 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 
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: Barry Vacker on Selfies and Space Telescopes

If you could peer through the Hubble Space Telescope in reverse, what would you see? Selfies of tiny people in Facebook? Of course, that’s a metaphorical question and answer. But, this question poses a question for how we think about global media technologies and human existence in a vast cosmos, of which we are not the center. In this mind-bending talk, Barry Vacker will show how selfies and social media are ways humans counter the effects of cosmic media, such as the Hubble Space Telescope. The talk is based on this recent publication. 

Sunday, April 26, 1:30pm 
Upper Moreland Library
109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA (map)

 

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: