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Breaking News: We Have HCCO T-Shirts

mockup of HCCO T-shirtMany of you have asked for a T-shirt to show your support for Humanist principles and help us build community among Humanists. We have had some T-shirts made that you can purchase.

Sale of the T-shirts will start with the November 8 members' meeting. The shirts are preshrunk cotton in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL. They will be available for $15 per shirt.

Waking Up Sam Harris

cover for Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without ReligionSam Harris recently published Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. I appreciate seeing books on the subject of what goes into quality experiences of living but found Waking Up to be a disappointment in a number of ways.

Save The Date For Our 2014 Winter Solstice Event with Dr. Richard Carrier

photo of Dr. Richard CarrierHCCO is proud to announce the date, the speaker, and format for our 2014 Winter Solstice event:

Saturday, December 6, 2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Big Walnut Park Shelter
5000 East Livingston Ave., Columbus , OH

Making Waves Over Lake Placid

image of flora and faunaWhile doing what the locals in Lake Placid call “camping,” I had a chance to see more than trees, lakes, and sand of the Adirondack Mountain region.  

HCCO Seeks Part-Time Paid Coordinator

The Humanist Community of Central Ohio is seeking a part-time Coordinator. The Coordinator will report directly to HCCO's elected President, and will be responsible for coordinating membership activities and furthering the mission of the organization. She or he will also be responsible for participating in fundraising with the cooperation of the board. Many duties will be delegated to volunteers, and the Coordinator will be responsible in part for recruiting and assisting these volunteers.

Free Thinker Activist Greta Christina at OSU

image of Greta Christina at the Reason RallyGreta Christina is an LGBT, atheist, sex-positivist, freethought activist, speaker and blogger. She has been writing professionally for over fifteen years, with an output that is both considerable and influential. She has written several books and is one of the most popular and respected bloggers on atheism and sexuality.

Richard Wright Says, "You are not alone."

photo of Richard WrightMany writers have given their reasons for not believing, but in the autobiographical “Black Boy,” Richard Wright (1908-1960) uses his talents to vividly portray his experience of life as a nonbeliever in a religiously and racially privileged America where women and the poor get taken advantage of.

The Culture and Politics of Pay and Gender

screencap of Stephen David, Program Associate at the ACLU of Ohio was our speaker for the August general meeting of HCCOStephen David, Program Associate at the ACLU of Ohio was our speaker for the August general meeting of HCCO. His topic was 'The Culture and Politics of Pay and Gender'.

Humanism in Four C's

After more than 20 years of being involved in Humanism, I’ve had a chance to get know a lot of great people.  Humanists usually stand out in one of four ways:  conscientious living, careful thinking, courage, and compassion. 

HCCO's Annual Summer Picnic Sunday August 24th 2014

image from the 2012 Summer PicnicOn Sunday August 24th, HCCO will be hosting our Annual Summer Picnic. This year we will be at the Dogwood Reservable Shelter at Blendon Woods Metro Park. It will be the same format as last year where participants share a dish and bring something to grill if you wish.

HCCO's Annual Summer Picnic

Sunday August 24, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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