We all have stories about how we became Humanists, but stories of ministers who lose their faith are most startling because people look to ministers as a support for faith and because ministers are assumed to have a lifetime commitment. Jerry DeWitt’s story in Hope After Faith tells the struggles of a minister going from a passionate faith in a supernatural Christianity to an acceptance of the realities of life and a hope in his own limited ability to handle those realities.
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio (HCCO) would like to welcome the Freethinkers Book Club to our list of events. Rita will continue to host and run the meetup, but HCCO will be promoting the event. The Freethinkers Book Club will be hosted via HCCO's meetup and continue to meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at the Chocolate Cafe. The transition will be official for the meeting on August 22, 2013 at 6:30pm.
On Thursday July 11th merely one day before the SSA conference kicked off here in Columbus I was given the opportunity to do something that just a few years ago would have never dreamed a possibility for me. I was invited to join another atheist friend to speak on stage at a Christian apologetics conference with an author who has written two books on evangelism with a special emphasis on the best methods of speaking to the non-believer. We were to be the token atheists for his presentation and were given the opportunity to answer questions from the audience.
HCCO is excited to host our second-ever blood drive in just a few weeks. We'll be in the first-floor meeting room of our office building at 1550 Old Henderson Rd in Columbus from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday, August 8th between 2pm and 8pm. We're looking for both blood donors as well as volunteers - will you help us out?
This past week, I’ve been enjoying myself in a country with policies that for some Americans would be a nightmare come true. Our neighbors to the north in Canada live with universal health care paid through taxes, same-sex marriage, use of multiple languages, and even the metric system. Attempts to adopt similar policies in the United States have generated wild speculations about the consequences. Rick Santorum claimed that marriage equality would lead to people getting involved with dogs. Sarah Palin claimed that providing health care for all Americans would lead to death panels while
Last week, Foundation Beyond Belief launched Helping Hands, an initiative of our Beyond Belief Network to use Foundation Beyond Belief’s network of secular humanist teams, fantastic charities, and social media presence to help atheists in need of a helping hand.
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 carrying out and assisting with fundraising with the cooperation of the board. Many duties will be delegated to volunteers, and the Coordinator will be responsible for
I never knew my world view, focused on a non-theistic rational way of life in the here and now, had a label until I met the people in the Humanist Community of Central Ohio back in 1994. It was then I was able to give my views the label of Humanism and that HCCO was a group of people who believed the same way I did.
Tremont Branch of Upper Arlington Public Library 2800 Tremont Rd, Columbus, OH
Please join us for our monthly Gather & Chat... Let's discuss life and living beyond religious belief.
We'll make coffee and small snacks available. (donations will be accepted for coffee and snacks)
We'll have an ice breaker topic for conversation and then open discussion. It's my view that every person in the group has something of value to offer and we hope to see you there...
We are going with an earlier time slot 10am- 12pm but feel this gives opportunity for people to continue the conversation over lunch or coffee afterword if they choose to do so. We are meeting at Upper Arlington Library on Tremont in meeting room B - Please join us.
~ Looking forward to it.
The Last Saturday Supper
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio
Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 PM
Come out and join us for dinner and conversation! We're in the back room unless there's a special event going on.
...care about your fellow human beings? ...like to share a reasonable conversation? ...care about Democracy, Human Rights, and separation of church and state? ...want to get along, contribute, and guide the world in a positive direction?
If you answered "yes"...
Then you are at the right place. Humanism shares all of the above and contributes to the answering of life's questions. If you know humanism is for you, then consider joining HCCO as a member.
There are also many opportunities for our members and friends to get involved in HCCO and our larger community. Come out and see us sometime!