Finally, humanists are part of the national conversation about what it means to be a chaplain!

Recently, "Interfaith Voices," the nation's leading religion news magazine on public radio, won a grant to create a radio series on the evolution of chaplains and chaplaincy in America. We were intrigued when they called us to ask if Greg Epstein would be one of their 7 featured chaplains, and the result is one of our favorite depictions of our work in the national media-- maybe even the best yet!

This 14-minute segment, airing on dozens of NPR stations across the US over the past week, is a must-listen: award-winning producer Ruth Morris followed Greg and the rest of the community around for three days last month. She captures the humor (yes, Gandhi and the Hulk do make a good combo), the ideas, and the passion behind our work providing community and support for atheists, agnostics, and allies. So many great moments -- tearful moments, silly and inspiring moments -- had to be left on the "cutting room floor," but the experience was a really wonderful one for us. Please check it out and share online!

If you liked what you heard: please become a formal Humanist Hub member, today!

The Humanist Hub is a 501c3 non-profit organization; our mission is to be an inclusive community of atheists, agnostics and allies creating a new model for how humanists celebrate life, promote reason and compassion, and better the world for all.

What we need now more than ever is as many formal, paying members as possible, whether from among our local community in the Greater Boston area, or from others who support our work from afar (including Harvard alumni who know that we receive ZERO financial support from Harvard University for the important work we do with students from this and several other campuses). Everything we do is because of people like you who support our vision:

With your support, we can become an even more effective model in 2017-18, providing not only inspiration but also concrete examples and tools for similar communities everywhere. So please consider a "sustaining membership" of $500 per year or $42 per month. If you are a student or otherwise can't afford that amount, Hub membership is based on an annual gift of ANY amount, so please donate today in any case (options and spots to write-in are available on the donation page)! And if you can afford to sponsor another sustaining membership as a "growth member," you would make a huge difference.

The Humanist Hub's 5-year lease in Harvard Square runs out on August 31, 2018. This fall, we will be launching a major fund drive to either renew our lease or help us take our next steps forward to a new location. We need your support now more than ever, and we're grateful for all the ways you've built this community to become the one it is today. If you have any questions about membership, or our financials, email the Hub staff and we'll be happy to talk more!

P.S. One brand new membership perk is access to our Hub Community Facebook group, an online discussion space exclusively for Hub members. Check it out here! (Access pending approval from moderators.)

P.P.S. The Interfaith Voices episode continues with a discussion between two more amazing humanist chaplains, Bart Campolo and Jason Callahan. Bart even talks about how the Humanist Hub was the inspiration for his work! Check them out here after the segment on us.