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What Happens Next: The Future of Humanism

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The Future of Humanism
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On Jan 7th 2006, Humanists of Florida Association Executive Director, Jennifer Hancock, will speak to the Unitarian Universalists of Miami on "The Future of Humanism." In an increasingly global society, we humans are learning more about our brothers and sisters across the planet. With this knowledge comes greater understanding of how other cultures approach Humanism. What can we learn and how will this impact Humanism and change the way Humanism is practiced here in America.

Many people in the United States despise Humanism and consider it the font of all that is evil. American theocrats have gone so far as to declare a "Cultural War" on Humanism. But can the philosophic study of what it means to be a good human being actually be so bad? Or does Humanism really threaten the status quo by offering a valid alternative to the way we go about solving our problems.

Humanism is a global phenomenon whose influence can be felt around the globe. There are thriving Humanist communities in Europe. Humanism has been practiced across Asia for millennia in the forms of Buddhism and Confucianism. It manifests itself as political parties all across Latin America, and a quick Google search on Humanism shows that individuals in places like Turkey, Pakistan, and Kyrgystan are actively debating the value of Humanism and its application to current events in their countries.

There is no question that Humanism is one of the most dynamic forces for social change on our planet. And yet, most Americans do not know what Humanism is or what its impact is on our society. What happens next is of interest to all Humans on the planet.

Speech Date: Jan 7 2006
Time: 11 a.m. (in conjunction with Sunday services at the UU of Miami)
Location: UU of Miami (7701 S.W 76 Ave)
Speaker: HFA Executive Director - Jennifer Hancock


The Humanists of Florida Association is a statewide association of groups and individuals that affirm the Humanist worldview. The Humanists of Florida Association promotes Freedom and Democracy by inspiring people to use of Reason and Science to create a more compassionate society. Our focal issues are: Science, Democracy, Education and Community.
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Jennifer Hancock is the Associate Director for the Humanists of Florida Association. Jennifer has a degree in Cognitive Linguistics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She became an atheist at the age of 17 and has been involved in the Humanist (more...)
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