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Introducing Humanism

Humanists UK have teamed up with Sandi Toksvig to launch a new massive open online course (MOOC) about humanism, called Introducing Humanism. Sign up for the course here.

What is Humanism?

Humanists are atheists and agnostics who make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values. We take responsibility for our actions and base our ethics on the goals of human welfare, happiness and fulfilment. We seek to make the best of the one life we have by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, individually and together.

Is religion more than superstition?

Our latest Young Humanist Essay Competition was on the topic, Is religion more than superstition?. First prizes were awarded to Samantha Atkinson (under 15) and Corey Eastwood (15 - 19). You can read their winning entries here and here.

What's On

Tues 3 JulyGod and Women drawing

Why does God hate women? with Brian Quinn.

Women are treated as second class by most, if not all, religions and yet women are more religious than men.

When women get such a raw deal from religion, why do they put up with God's mysterious misogyny? And how can we explain His attitude problem?

Let's try to show a little understanding, because the answer gives new hope for the world.

Brian Quinn is Chair of North Yorkshire Humanists, a lapsed physicist, radical statistician and vegetarian feminist.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Mon 16 July

Philosophy Group Meeting - The right to life and death. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Wed 25 July

Book Group Meeting - Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Tues 7 August

Artificial Intelligence with David Key.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Tues 4 September

Harnessing Chemistry to Re-wire Biology with Dr Alison Parkin, University of York.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

Mon 17 September

Philosophy Group Meeting - Privacy. 8.00pm in The Black Swan, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.

Tues 2 October

The Global Problem of Pharmaceutical Pollution with Professor Alistair Boxall, University of York.

7.30pm to 9.00pm, in the Denham Room, Priory Street Centre, York YO1 6ET.

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