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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. 

About: The Secular Book Club discusses books relevant to secular humanist values, issues, history, etc.  These meetings are designed to build a stronger secular community, develop our thoughts more coherently, and embrace our history.  Books are chosen by the group during meetings. After 9PM, discussion is continued at a local restaurant.  

Time and Place: Third Saturdays, 7:oopm 
Barnes and Noble
102 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions

 *When you enter the store walk all the way to the back. We are using the room to the left. We are not in the cafe.

 

January 21: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate -- Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben 

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

 

February 18: Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us by Sara E. Gorman & Jack M. Gorman

Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere.