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THINK! Book Club: Michael Sandel, “Justice,” Session #2

This month we will continue our discussion of Michael J. Sandel’s “Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do,” considering the book’s final five chapters. In these chapters, Sandel reviews John Rawls’ influential “Theory of Justice” as well as the “virtue ethics” approach initially proposed by Aristotle. The book concludes with a presentation of Sandel’s own …

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Humanist Online Happy Hour And A Half

It’s time for another online Happy Hour and a Half event. So if you want something like a “Happy Hour” experience, but live far from the Twin Cities, or just don’t want to go through the hassle of driving to a bar/restaurant, this Meetup is for you!

As previous participants know, our discussions are pretty …

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HABITS OF HUMANISM — Mindful Living: Perseverance and Persistence

Sometimes, it can be a challenge to work toward our goals. To show up, again, for a cause we believe in. To stick to our principles. To put effort into our relationships. Some days, it’s even hard just to get out of bed. What can we do when we lack the dedication and drive to …

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TED TALK: What makes a good life? @ SECULAR SATURDAY

As humanists, we believe that we’ve got one life to live and that’s it. So, we’ve got to make the most of it. In this session, we will listen to the TED Talk by Robert Waldinger, psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest scientific study of …

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East Metro Humanist Happy Hour (and Dinner?)

It’s time again for our monthly Happy Hour at La Cucaracha, a friendly and highly regarded Mexican restaurant located on Dale Street and Grand Avenue in St. Paul (https://www.lacucaracharestaurante.com/)

Because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and the fact that this event is held indoors, we ask that all participants be fully vaccinated–that they have completed …

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Coffee and Current Events

Coffee and Current Events is again meeting on Zoom and will continue to do so for the upcoming colder months. So, make yourself a hot beverage and join us for a lively discussion on all the important events that are grabbing the headlines.

As humanists we are interested in seeing the world around us evolve …

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Humanism in Action: Fleece Blanket Service Project @ Secular Saturday

Join us once again to help make very easy fleece blankets to give to the Linus Project which distributes them to babies and children in need locally. Material and instructions will be provided; do bring sharp scissors (such as fabric scissors) if you can.

Donations to help cover the costs of materials ($10 per blanket) …

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Humanist Community Gathering: Secular Students Speak Out/Billboard Photo Shoot

(Please note that this Community Gathering will take place at a different time and place than our usual monthly meetings.)

Join us to discuss the aspirations and concerns of secular students in a conversation with Kazi Ahmed Habib, president of Mavericks Alliance of Secular Students (MASS) at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Kazi was the recipient …

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Art over Ice!

Forget fish houses on lakes – visit this year’s innovative Art Shanties on the shore at the northwest shore of Lake Harriet! Only in Minnesota, where we know how to have winter fun! We’ll meet at the Bandshell in front of the stage.

Will there be a poetry shanty or a sleepover shanty again this …

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Secular Grief Support Group ONLINE

This grief group is for secular people who have experienced a recent or not-so-recent loss. For those who want a place to process that loss and their on-going grief. A place to remember a loved one and to express difficult emotions — or a place to process “ambiguous” grief. A place to share with and …

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Humanism in Action: Pack Food at the Food Group

The Food Group welcomes (and needs) volunteer teams!

Join fellow humanists and freethinkers to help sort and pack food at the Food Group Warehouse. The food we sort and pack will eventually be distributed to the nearly 200 food shelves the Food Group services. The Food Group is a secular, NON-faith based non-profit organization whose …

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Humanist Happy Hour(s) — Fourth Friday

Join us for our Fourth Friday Happy Hour at the The Lowry — between Uptown and Downtown on Hennepin Ave. Easily accessible by bus; plus they’ve got on-site parking. Gather with fellow humanists and friends over food and drinks for conversation and camaraderie.

We welcome new people who are “humanist curious” and interested in connecting …

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Science Fiction Book Club: “The War for the Oaks” @ SECULAR SATURDAY

Welcome to our monthly HumanistsMN Science Fiction Book Club! Participate every month — or as you are able. This month’s pick is “The War for the Oaks” by Emma Bull. It’s an urban fantasy set in Minneapolis. Humans are working with fantastical species to save the oaks of Minnehaha park.

The book discussion will be …

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Humanist Online Happy Hour And A Half

It’s time for another online Happy Hour and a Half event. So if you want something like a “Happy Hour” experience, but live far from the Twin Cities, or just don’t want to go through the hassle of driving to a bar/restaurant, this Meetup is for you!

As previous participants know, our discussions are pretty …

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Tenets of Humanism: Ethics without Religion

Come explore the heart of humanism! This second introductory session to humanism 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 have influenced the humanist outlook from around the globe. In addition, a contemporary secular process …

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