African Americans for Humanism DC (AAH DC) Group
We will be in the Latrobe Room. Entrance on 9th St SE. Elevator access is available.
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This month's topic: The recent off-year elections highlighted the fact that current American political discourse (such that it is) is distinguished by a polarization that frequently has its basis in religious belief. This month we will be discussing two recent articles from AlterNet about political power, affiliation, atheism and humanism. The first, “How the Unholy Alliance Between the Christian Right and Wall Street is Crucifying America” is excerpted from C. J. Werleman’s recent book and it questions the political choices, priorities and the use of political power by secularists.
The other article, also written by Werlemen, is “Why Atheists Can’t Be Republicans”. According to the article this cannot be true. What do you think? How political should the movement be and over what issues?
About African Americans for Humanism–DC
The need for critical thinking skills and a humanistic outlook in our world is great. This is no less true in the Black community than in others. Many African Americans have been engulfed by religious irrationality, conned by self-serving "faith healers", and swayed by dogmatic revisionist historians. Many others, however, have escaped the oppression of such delusions, and live happy and upstanding lives free of superstition. African Americans for Humanism (AAH) exists to bring these secular humanists together, to provide a forum for communication, and to facilitate coordinated action. In an irrational world, those who stand for reason must stand together.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. People with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may email sdavis [at] centerforinquiry [dot] net in advance of the event.