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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
 

Important Links


Upcoming Events

10th annual PhillyCoR Unity Picnic
Sunday, July 24, 2016 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fort Washington State Park 6036 Joshua Rd, Ft. Washington, PA at the Militia Hill Pavilion (MHL-1)
The Philadelphia Coalition of Reason (PhillyCoR.org) is sponsoring the 10th annual Unity Picnic Event.
You must RSVP at PhillyReason@gmail.com 

Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse
Sunday, July 31, 2016 Start time is 8:06 PM but we will meet 15 minutes before – RSVP to hagpbl@gmail.com is a must
Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse 20 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA

Movie Night: Where to Invade Next
Saturday August 6, 2016 7PM – 10PM
BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2040 West Street Rd. Warrington, PA (circle Time room)

The Lunch at the food court at the Willow Grove Park Mall
Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:00 PM 
Willow Grove Park Mall Easton, Moreland & Old Welsh Roads, Willow Grove, PA
This is a great time to get to know other Humanists and people who have similar interests in life.

The Book Club: Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges
Saturday August 20 , 2016 7PM -  Barnes and Noble 102 Park Ave, Willow Grove, PA

HAGP group visit to the Crystal Cave
Sunday August 28, 2016 1PM – when we’re done (must RSVP)
963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530
Details and RSVP now available on meetup.

Movie Night: He Named Me Malala
Saturday September 3, 2016 7PM – 10PM
BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2040 West Street Rd. Warrington, PA (circle Time room)

The Book Club: Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
Saturday  September 17, 2016 7PM -  Barnes and Noble 102 Park Ave, Willow Grove, PA

HAGP Speakers Series: Amanda Knief from American Atheists 
Sunday, September 25, 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. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS: 
 

10th annual PhillyCoR Unity Picnic
Sunday, July 24, 2016 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Fort Washington State Park 6036 Joshua Rd, Ft. Washington, PA at the Militia Hill Pavilion (MHL-1)
The Philadelphia Coalition of Reason (PhillyCoR.org) is sponsoring the 10th annual Unity Picnic Event.
You must RSVP at PhillyReason@gmail.com 


Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse
Sunday, July 31, 2016 Start time is 8:06 PM but we will meet 15 minutes before – RSVP tohagpbl@gmail.com is a must
Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse 20 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia, PA
The Chestnut Hill Skyspace, Greet the Light, is a permanent art installation in the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. Skyspaces, rooms with an aperture in the ceiling through which the sky appears curiously closer, have been commissioned by contemporary art enthusiasts and museums around the globe. Cove lighting, which James Turrell designed to highlight and complement the natural light, has been programmed by the artist to subtly emphasize how we perceive light and space.


HAGP 2016 end of year annual celebration of Winter Solstice
Sunday December 18, 2016 (RSVP is a must) 1PM – 5PM
Giant Community Center, 2nd Floor. 315 York Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Last year’s celebration was memorable. Don’t forget to RSVP early so you don’t miss out on the celebration with fellow humanists. 


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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: