Sunday 8 September 2019 will be our
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
at the different time of 4.00pm for 4.30pm
All members are invited to come along to the 2019 AGM of the Humanist Society of NSW, to hear the reports on the Society's 2018-2019 activities and performance, and our readiness for the year ahead. Please take part in the vote for the new Committee, and the appointment of Sturt Duncan as our newest Life Member. We'll celebrate the contributions of some other long-serving volunteers. Many of us will stay on for dinner at a nearby location. REMEMBER IT'S AT 4.00 PM
HuVAT time slot
Humanist Viewpoints Afternoon Talk (general format now more varying)
while this meeting series is sponsored by us its program is often not representative
of the views of the Humanist
Society at all. In fact it may run topics contrary to our
interests! David Duffy's interest is to provide a regular venue to air
matters of contemporary interest. If you are interested in what the
Society as a body is concerned about click the HuVAT tab above).
||"The rise of authoritarian democracy and charismatic leadership"
- looking at examples in sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia
|Dr Wendy Lambourne
Specialist inb peace building and transitional justice in Cambodia, Burundi, Rwanda, East Timor, Sierra Leone and South Africa.
||"A history of humanity"
(According to "Harary")
|Mr Joseph Liebhaber
||"Christianity and reasonable doubt"
|Mr Hudson Sweeting M.Div.
Master of Divinity and speaker on Christian issues.
||"Transforming refugee camps"
|Ms Rosemary Morrow
Development wortker in regenerating food supplies. She has worked in Turkey, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Iraq and Bangladesh.
A tour of this huge archipelago, its history, scenery and people.
|Mr Joffre Balce
Economist and Secretary of Assoc for Good Government.
||"The misplaced adam"
- why Adam was not the first man.
|Mr Tom Croucher
Teacher, mathematician and author of: "Adam; the first human?" (Pub 2018)
||Where no program is listed a group discussion takes place, topic resolved by those present.
9212 2122 for details for dates not covered here
The Open Forum has been running for 48 years.
They are held
- Every Wednesday
- Starting at 8pm
- at Humanist House 10 Shepherd St Chippendale.
- Public Welcome.
- Phone a recorded message service for last minute updates to
(+61 2) 9212 2122
- Note: if there is no guest speaker a discussion evening on a topical issue occurs.
- Supper available for a small donation.
The Wednesday Open Forum meetings are
sponsored by the Humanist of Society of NSW to promote lively debate
about topical issues. It has been held every Wednesday since 1971. You
are welcome to come along and bring some friends. With a wide range of
speakers and audience participants, views
expressed by speakers and audience cannot be taken as a reflection of
Humanist views .
Humanism fosters constructive intellectual exchange which can become
impassioned at time. This requires a commitment from you to appropriate
behaviour at all times. Unruly or offensive behaviour will not and
cannot be tolerated.
Duffy the long-time convener!
Tel: 4782 1130 AM only
The Society also runs the HuVAT
(Humanist Viewpoints Afternoon talk) series usually on the second
Sunday of each month 4 pm. These meetings are more orientated to the Humanist
position as such. Click the HuVAT tab above.
NSW Humanist Meetup
Meeting 3-6PM Sunday 25 August 2019 -
This is the fourth year in which we've discussed humanitarianism at a time more or less mid-way between the international days for Charity and for Humanitarianism. The event will be hosted by Humanist Society Vice-President John August, and the speakers will be Liam Killingly & David Killingly PhD. Does humanitarianism need to be an integral part of Humanism, or just overlapping? Are Humanists also humanitarians? A hundred years ago the words might have been interchangeable, but humanitarianism has taken on more specific meanings. There is a further distinction between charity and humanitarianism, though both are altruistic in their way. In their presentation, the speakers will briefly examine the contemporary relationship between the concepts of Humanism and Humanitarianism. Then the main focus will be a celebration of Humanitarianism. After a look at the basis of the humanitarian urge in humans, they'll look at various examples of humanitarian actions throughout the world, from individual and small scale local efforts, to global programs like those of Médecins sans Frontières and the Carter Center. Then each attendee will have their opportunity to consider the role of humanitarianism in local and global Humanist communities, and in the wider human world.
All details here in printable form are copied from our journal Viewpoints downloadable from Members page.
WORLD HUMANIST DAY
HuVAT Sunday 12 May 2019 3.00 for 3.15 p.m. is Murray Love giving a
PREVIEW OF THE 2019 HUMANIST CONVENTION
We'll preview what we'll be doing, what we won't be doing, how to help, how not to hinder, what it's all for, and what it all depends on. This has to be a convention that rolls up its sleeves and gets on with the job of revitalising the humanist movement in Australia. A new wave of humanism is urgently needed for the 21 century, responding to contemporary needs, while also continuing essential traditions. We need the whole Australian Humanist Movement to get involved, whether you can manage to get to the convention or not. This convention will not, must not, be where it all ends, but where it all begins. There will be panels of speakers and lots of Q&A. Speakers won't be the usual celebrities, but ordinary humanists with optimism for the future. Over the two days we will have a number of themed sessions. Details are in the programme issued with the Australian Humanist and with the PDF version of Viewpoints. Tickets will be available at the preview and other Sunday events leading up to the convention. If you can't be there, get them online
The convention in June will be in the hall at Humanist House. There aren't a lot of tickets, and you'll need a ticket to get in.
Murray Love, President
PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANIZER/PRESIDENT ON
TO DISCUSS PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON THE FUTURE OF HUMANISM