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 The leadership is no longer comprised of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Instead, HAGP is now under the leadership of a ten member committee. Any questions regarding HAGP or membership information should be directed to the following email address: membership@hagp.org.

 

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Upcoming Events

Luncheon Saturday, April 13, 2019:

Luncheon at the Food Court in the Willow Grove Mall will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. This informal get-together is a chance for members and non-members to share ideas and opinions on just about everything imaginable. Join us. The conversations are usually lively and enjoyable.

 

Book Club Saturday April 20, 2019 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble Willow Grove:

Book Club will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble in Willow Grove, PA. Our selection for April is a celebrated essay by Oscar Wilde entitled The Soul of Man under Socialism. The complete essay can be found on the internet.

We are announcing the May selection in advance so that readers can sign up for the book at the library. The title of this book is Educated A Memoir by Tara Westover.

 

Monthly Speakers Series- Upper Moreland Library April 28, 2019 1:30 PM:

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, the scheduled speaker will not be able to attend. We have substituted a presentation by Sandy Catz entitled Designer Genes: Ethical Implications of Altering the Human Genome. The presentation will be in the form of a discussion group. Members and non-members are invited to join us for the lecture and discussion on this important topic.

 

Save the date: June 23, 2019:

Andrew Murphy, College Professor and authority on William Penn, has written two books about the substantial influence of religion on politics in the United States. The first, Religion, Politics, and American Identity, was published in 2006. On June 23, 2019 he will present Prodigal Nation, which has as its subtitle Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9-11, and deals with what he calls “The American Jeremiad,” giving examples from Increase Mather to Jerry Falwell. If you listen to the news today, you will probably hear more examples. Come and enjoy a lively discussion.

 

 

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. 

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Archive:

Volume 5, Number 3 (Summer 2010) 

Volume 5, Number 2 (Spring 2010) 

Volume 5, Number 1 (Winter 2010)  

Second Greater Philadelphia Story co-sponsored by HAGP/FSGP, Sept/Oct 2009

First Greater Philadelphia Story co-sponsored by HAGP/FSGP, July/August 2009

Volume 4, Number 4 (July/August 2009)

Volume 4, Number 3 (May/June 2009)

Volume 4, Number 2 (March/April 2009)

Volume 4, Number 1 (January/February 2009)

Volume 3, Number 3 (December 2008)

Volume 3, Number 2 (October/November 2008)

Volume 3, Number 1 (August/September 2008)

Volume 2, Number 1 (Winter/Spring 2007)

Volume 1, Number 2 (Fall 2006)

Volume 1, Number 1 (Winter 2006)