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March for Science in Melbourne, Australia, on 22nd April, 2017, on the steps of the State Library in Swanston StreetWelcome to the Humanist Society of Victoria events portal. In our effort to help create a better society, Humanists get actively engaged in social and political action. We liaise and work co-operatively with many kindred organizations. In this section, you can find upcoming events on a range of issues directly and indirectly related to the humanist cause.

The Humanist Society of Victoria also conducts monthly public lectures on a variety of topics and monthly member discussion meetings. The discussions start at 11:00 am on the second Sunday of each month and are held in Hawthorn East, Victoria.

For an introduction, contact Stephen Stuart on (03) 9857 8318 or at info@vichumanist.org.au


Can Capitalism and the Climate Be Reconciled?

Friday 5 April 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Photo of Hans Baer

Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Cotham Road, Kew
At this Philosophy Matters Meetup event, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and author of 21 books, Hans A. Baer, will argue that we need an alternative economic system if we want to address the problem of climate change. Democratic eco-socialism, he argues, is the answer. But is he right? The Philosophy Matters Meetup is sponsored by the Humanist Society of Victoria. Read Event Details …

Walk for Justice for Refugees – Palm Sunday 2019

Sunday 14 April 2019, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Walk for Justice for Refugees poster

State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
In the run up to the federal election, join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice and help deliver the message to all politicians that we want a fair society that welcomes refugees. Join with people from community groups, faith groups, unions and political organisations to stand up for refugees. It took over five years, but almost all children are now off Nauru. This is a result of the pressure from the refugee movement on the politicians who said they would never come here. Now we need to get everyone off Manus and Nauru. Speakers include Behrouz Boochani (activist, filmmaker, winner of Victorian Prize for Literature and Kurdish refugee imprisoned on Manus Island) and Nyadol Nyuon (lawyer, writer and community advocate). She was born in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, and grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya. Read Event Details …

Believers in Disbelief

Sunday 19 May 2019, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Photo of David Ayliffe

For this meeting of the Ex-Religious Support Network (ESN), ESN Facilitator Les Allan will ask David Ayliffe questions about life in a high demand fundamentalist religious group where the leader claimed to be God. Humour remains a pathway to mental health for David who went on to lead the group after “God” died. David says he probably could have been God too, but fortunately recognised he didn’t quite have the skills required.

David was involved with the dangerous religious cult called Zion Full Salvation Ministry. With his brother, he published a book about his experiences titled My Brother’s Eyes. David currently works with clients with brain injuries and also conducts weddings, funerals and naming and commitment ceremonies as a civil celebrant.

ESN is a private Meetup group. Membership of the group is required to see the event details. Read Event Details …

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