Are you new to humanism? Want to explore humanism more deeply? Or are you interested in learning how to explain humanism to others? If any of these apply, then this three-part series surveying the basic tenets of humanism is for you.
Participants are encouraged to come to all three of the sessions, but folks are welcome to come as they are able. Each session will begin with an overview of one salient aspect of humanism followed by group discussion.
Session Two: Intro to Ethics In this session we will focus on the ethical imperative of humanism and disentangle ethics from religion. We will explore the evolutionary origins of moral instincts and the philosophical moral theories that are influencing the humanist outlook today. In addition, a contemporary secular process for ethical deliberation will be put forward. Come explore the heart of humanism.
Workshop presented by Audrey Kingstrom
Born and raised a devout Lutheran in rural Minnesota, then immersed in evangelicalism in college, Audrey made her way to New York City in her mid-twenties to go to Union Theological Seminary (non-denominational and liberal). She graduated with a Master of Divinity but by the end she was a closeted atheist. Hence, Audrey re-directed her life to the field of education—in publishing and high school teaching. After 16 years on the East coast, she returned to Minnesota and discovered congregational humanism at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis where she and her husband have been members for over twenty years – and raised their two sons. During that time, she also became acquainted with HumanistsMN and served on their Board for 8 years – 5 of them as president. Audrey is also a humanist celebrant and continues to be very active in HumanistsMN volunteering as their program coordinator and frequent presenter.
Meeting ID: 965 3960 6091