Newsletter: Week of September 4, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

There are moments in history when it seems every aspect of humanity is in transition, and this may be the most profound such moment yet. Especially for those of us who are not religious, how can we make sense of a world in which everything we've known -- about politics, history, the environment, community, and even about ourselves and each other -- seems to be shifting beneath our feet?
It turns out, says Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and author of the New York Times bestseller Good Without God, that the above question is inseparable from our personal questions about how to find, or develop, our authentic selves in the midst of our own life transitions.  The same tools we use to empower ourselves to be genuine, to seek justice, and to embrace our vulnerability, must also be the tools we will need for building and growing a movement that can sustain us and improve the world. In this talk therefore, Greg will examine the idea of life in transition.   1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.  Read more here.
Upcoming Programs

Sept 17: E.O. Wilson: The Meaning of Human Existence
What makes human beings supremely different from all other species? Join us for a conversation with world-renowned author, secular humanist, and scientist E.O. Wilson about the purpose of life, and what it all means for humanists and humanist communities in the 21st century. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Sept 24: Michael Puett: Stop Trying to Find Yourself
Join us for a conversation with Michael Puett about life lessons from Chinese philosophy, his hugely popular Harvard course, and his book, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

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This Sunday, 3pm: Fall Town Hall
9/10, 3pm: Join us for our annual state-of-the-Hub Town Hall.  Read more here.
Full Fall Calendar
See our full Fall 2017 Speaker Series on the website here!
BQL & NEW Family Program Series
We're excited to offer monthly Big Question Lab classes (10:30am) with a new, concurrent Sunday morning program. Read more here!
NEW Course: Humanism 101
Starting 9/27: By popular demand, we're offering an Intro to Humanism course, taught by Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein. Spaces are limited: enroll here.
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