Newsletter: Week of November 14, 2016

From the Executive Director

Greg Epstein

How do you live in a land of loss?
That is the question to which tens of millions of Americans awoke the morning after the 2016 election.
Many of us woke up feeling that our country was no longer familiar to us: that it was not the place we'd long thought it was. How do you live in a virtual reality of exile, where you fear you can no longer trust the place in which you live?

In short, the only answer is to live with love. We will weep and we will do so together with many of you, and we will build community, always community.  Those of us who care about feminism, science, pluralism, minority rights, climate change, racial justice and compassion-driven public policy can no longer allow ourselves to deal with the social and political issues of the 21st century, on our own. We must get beyond being isolated interest groups and learn to be people who know one another and care about one another. Love is not easy in the land of loss, but it is possible and enough and it can begin with a simple hug and the willingness to begin again.

This is an excerpt from my piece "Living in a Land of Loss." To read the whole article, click here. And please join us this Sunday, and every Sunday at the Hub (more details below).

Upcoming Programs

Nov 20: Glenn Cohen: Human Nature, Personhood & Bioethics
Join Glenn Cohen, Harvard Professor of Law and director of Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics for a presentation that will cover topics including genetic enhancements, reproductive technologies and ethics, artificial intelligence, and more.
1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.
Read more here.

Nov 27: Thanksgiving Brunch
Join us for our yearly Thanksgiving brunch. Potluck-style, so please feel free to bring or make something to share (but not required). All are welcome!  1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.

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Humanist Chaplains Reflect on Election
Humanist Chaplains Greg Epstein and Vanessa Zoltan reflect on the election. Read Greg's piece here and Vanessa's article here.
Watch: Marjorie Liu at the Hub 11/13
We encourage you to watch Sunday's talk with Marjorie Liu, featuring special music and more. (The video starts in the middle of Greg Epstein and music director Antje Duvekot's tribute to Leonard Cohen.)
Watch: Speaker Series Videos  
Visit our Facebook video page here to watch Sunday's talk with Marjorie Liu, last week's talk with Greg Epstein -- and all videos from this semester so far! 
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