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Gift Establishes Chair in Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics - University of Miami

University of Miami

Gift Establishes Chair in Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics
University of Miami
Entrepreneur Louis J. Appignani has made a $2.2 million gift to establish a permanent endowment and create the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics in the College of Arts & Sciences. The South Florida ...
Beyond Belief: As Americans Warm to Atheism, Will Donors Follow?Inside Philanthropy
Atheism studies: New York Times scores scoop on a planned program at University of MiamiGetReligion (blog)
University of Miami Creates Chair for Study of AtheismWLRN

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23 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Evil and Suffering, Atheism and Humanism, within the Philosophy of Religion - Modern Diplomacy

Evil and Suffering, Atheism and Humanism, within the Philosophy of Religion
Modern Diplomacy
“Is he [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? then he is impotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? whence then is evil?” (Epicurus) --Found in Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. The ...

21 May 2016 | 6:23 pm

Center for Secular Humanism opens up in city - C&G Newspapers

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Center for Secular Humanism opens up in city
C&G Newspapers
That is the message the Center for Secular Humanism — which opened in late April in Farmington Hills — hopes to instill. The center is located inside the Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 28611 W. 12 Mile Road. On April 21 ...

18 May 2016 | 7:55 pm

A look at humanism on the eve of Emerson's birthday - MyCentralJersey.com

MyCentralJersey.com

A look at humanism on the eve of Emerson's birthday
MyCentralJersey.com
While not usually connected to the humanism movement, his work of disconnecting religion from scripture and expanding religion to include life experiences shifted the shape and form of religion forever. Humanism can be understood through Emerson's work.

17 May 2016 | 5:32 pm

The End of Political Christian Humanism in Europe? - Catholic World Report (blog)

Catholic World Report (blog)

The End of Political Christian Humanism in Europe?
Catholic World Report (blog)
What they also had in common was a deep seated Christian humanism that guided their political activity as they worked to rebuild their own countries and create structures that would bind the nations of Europe in a modern, more unified economy and forms ...

13 May 2016 | 7:15 pm

Immortality by 2035: Communist Chinese embrace Huawei's silicon valley trans-humanism - TRUNEWS

TRUNEWS

Immortality by 2035: Communist Chinese embrace Huawei's silicon valley trans-humanism
TRUNEWS
China's stance coincides with that of Silicon Valley billionaires, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel, who believe in trans-humanism, and have both discussed long-term planning for a post-human society — going as far as stating the goal of transporting ...

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11 May 2016 | 8:41 pm

Humanism to be explained in Davenport - Quad City Times

Humanism to be explained in Davenport
Quad City Times
The topic of "humanism," or the evidence-based value system dedicated to freeing the mind and healing the planet, will be discussed in Davenport this weekend at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities. The humanism definition ...

7 May 2016 | 9:04 am

44 Physicians, Trainees Honored for Humanism and Dedication - UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News

44 Physicians, Trainees Honored for Humanism and Dedication
UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News
Each inductee is eligible to receive a small grant for a creative project to infuse and support humanism in training programs and hospitals. GHHS members and Resident and Fellows Branch co-advisers Colleen A. Nugent, MD '09, clinical assistant ...

2 May 2016 | 1:47 pm

Louis Theroux has brought honest humanism to our screens - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Louis Theroux has brought honest humanism to our screens
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
So Theroux has learned to dramatise, to externalise, the liberal mind, which is moved by human suffering, but also has to admit that total compassion is impossible, that caring is a sort of act. This is not cynical; it's the honest face of humanism.

30 April 2016 | 7:25 am

JOHN PEARRELL: Humanism moving further from Christian values - newtoncitizen

newtoncitizen

JOHN PEARRELL: Humanism moving further from Christian values
newtoncitizen
Dr. Erwin Lutzer of Moody Church in Chicago wrote, “The reason Christianity and humanism have been able to exist side by side in America is because this nation originally had what could be called a 'Christian consensus' with its belief in human freedom ...

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28 April 2016 | 3:20 pm

Humanism

helping one another

I dream of a culture that asserts we have a moral responsibility to use our admirable traits and talents to help those who are struggling; a culture that contends those who are well-fed should help those who are hungry and starving, not ignore them, but help them satiate their bellies; a culture that proposes the strong should use their strength to help the weak, not kick them when they are down, but help them stand tall and proud; a culture that upholds the healthy should help the sick and the injured, not avoid them or shun them, but help them find good health care; a culture that argues the educated should help the uneducated, not ridicule their lack of erudition, but help them develop their innate intelligence;

I dream of a culture that asserts the rich should help the poor and the needy, not exploit them for greater riches, but help them thrive, help them develop their psychological well-being, help them develop vocational training and provide employment with just wages; a culture that contends a virtuous business is one that helps humanity flourish, not an enterprise that profits from exploiting humanity's weaknesses but a business that strives to improve human well-being either reducing human suffering or increasing human contentment;

I dream of a culture that proposes the wise have a duty to help the foolish, not disparage them for their follies, but help them learn from their experiences so they become a little wiser; a culture that upholds the enlightened have a responsibility to enlighten the benighted, not to lament their ignorance, but to help them increase their appreciation for the big picture;

I dream of a culture that asserts adults have an obligation to help children, not to beat them nor belittle them nor to subjugate, enslave or exploit them, but to help them learn life's essential skills, to help them walk and talk, to eat and sleep, to love and be loved, to feel, think and imagine; a culture that contends spouses have an obligation to use their strengths and virtues to counterbalance their partner's weaknesses and vices, a culture that argues spouses should not only honour their partner's strengths and virtues but learn from them as well;

I dream of a culture that asserts we have a duty to use our beneficial traits and talents to help those who lack them just as others have a duty to use their admirable endowments to compensate our limitations; a culture that advocates humanity becomes stronger when the strong help the weak, the nourished help the malnourished, the rich help the poor, the powerful help the vulnerable, the healthy help the sick, the wise help the foolish and the experienced help the inexperienced; a culture that contends humanity becomes stronger, healthier, richer, wiser and happier when we help one another rather than exploiting one another;

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23 May 2016 | 11:34 pm

Spiritual power = greater personal influence

As part of my masters thesis, I’m posting this to ask if you would help me investigate the concept of spiritual power. It's been a FASCINATING project.

Through this survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpiritualPower), researchers will learn more about how spirituality impacts influence and energy.

Please note that this is a voluntary survey and the data is being collected and analyzed by myself and my thesis supervisor only. A final report of the study will be available upon successful thesis defense, which is currently expected to be October 2016.

Please participate and share the link! Doing so will contribute to research that bridge the gap between spirituality and everyday life. The results will be more meaningful with lots of participants. To participate, you must be over 19 years of age and able to read English at an 8th grade level.

If you meet the above criteria and would like to participate, follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpiritualPower. Please do not respond directly or comment on this post, to protect your privacy.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and will be available for four weeks. I encourage everyone to fill it out before May 31, 2016.

For more information and to start the survey, click the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpiritualPower.

Oh, yeah. One more thing. Pleasepleaseplease complete the survey all the way through. It only takes about 15 minutes.

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21 May 2016 | 12:12 am