PEOPLE UNITED BY VALUES RATHER THAN DIVIDED BY BELIEFS      
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     March 2018
Friends,
 The theme of resilience couldn't be more apt than it is at this very moment. The country is still reeling from yet another school shooting, while articulate and passionate teens are channelling their fear and anger into a clarion cry for change. U.S. speedskater Dan Jansen, who endured years of shock defeats in the Olympics won the final Olympic race of his career last week. And I have no doubt that someone reading this column has faced a layoff, divorce, serious health problem, or a big mistake recently, and has emerged from their challenge, found their balance, and bounced back with new insights. I never cease to be amazed at the resiliency of humanity! 
   YHC has been in a year of transition that has presented some difficult challenges but we too are resilient. We know that our lives are a succession of changes, incremental and disruptive, happy and miserable, and we have to cope, learn, adapt, and let go over and over and over again.
  One thing researchers have learned about resilient people is that their lives are authentic to their innermost values and they are willing to learn from their crises and mistakes. This is what it means to be human and this is what it means to be a resilient Humanist.
  I hope that if you are in or near New Haven, you will join with us in community gatherings and special events that encourage the resilience of each and every one of us.
   

Yours for the good cause,
Kathleen
 
Humanist Haven Student Dinners continue!
Tuesdays at a new time 5:30 -7 pm

Students are welcome to bring their meal into the Silliman College Dining Hall Annex Room for community and discussion each week.
Because of Spring Break at Yale, our student dinners will take place twice this month.

March 6th  with host Vlad Chituc
March 27th with host Charlotte Abney

(Grad students eat free on the 27th with an r.s.v.p. to 203-900-7942 or YaleHumanists@gmail.com)
Struggling with addiction? Join us for SMART Recovery

Are you struggling with addictive behaviors? Our weekly SMART Recovery support group meets every Wednesday, 7PM at  The Grove  760 Chapel Street 
New Haven, CT.

Please go to smartrecoveryct.org 
for updates regarding any meeting cancellations.
Contact Us
Feel free to reach out by calling us at 203-900-7942 or emailing:  

Executive Director:

Board Chair, Chris Kriesen:   
boardchair.yhc@gmail.com
 
 
HUMANIST HAVEN SUNDAYS
March 4th and 18th
1pm at The Grove
760 Chapel Street, New Haven


Kathleen Green

Executive Director, YHC



Humanist Resilience After Sandy Hook

 
  Zarrar Shehzad 

President, Muslimish



Muslimish: Resilience Through Community

YHC goes to Hartford Seminary!


Tom Krattenmaker and Kathleen Green will be panelists in a Hartford Seminary program entitled Including the Nonreligious in Interfaith Conversations on March 20th at 7pm
The event is free and open to the public. Information and registration can be found  here.

Hope to see you there.

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