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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


International Darwin Day

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 5:00 pm onward

Statue of Charles Darwin at Natural History MuseumStudley Park, Boathouse Rd, Kew, Melbourne
Anyone interested in evolution or Humanism is invited to join us at picturesque Studley Park (under the shelter by the electric barbecues) for a BYO picnic to celebrate the enormous positive impact Charles Darwin has had on the world. Each year on Darwin’s birthday, Humanists and other freethinkers celebrate his contribution to our understanding of the variety of life forms. The contribution Darwin made has completely transformed the way we humans perceive our place in the universe. His contribution enables us to see that all life forms, including humans, are naturally evolved rather than specially created.

Atheist Society Lecture: ‘Charles Darwin’s Finches: Evolution in Real Time’

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 8:00 pm

Unitarian Church, 110 Grey St, East Melbourne (Melways: 2G, D2)
Monthly address by Robert Bender (Humanist Society of Victoria)

Sunday Assembly: A Non-religious Alternative to Church

Saturday 17 February 2019, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Photo of Margaret LivingstoneToday, there are a variety of options for celebrating life with friends and community on the weekend outside of religious observance. Sunday Assembly was started in England by two comedians who wanted the social benefits of church service without the religious trappings. In a Q&A format, Margaret Livingstone will share her story of how she became involved in Sunday Assembly and why. She will describe the variety of social activities they engage in and some of the charitable work they perform. Margaret is currently President of the Melbourne Chapter of Sunday Assembly. She came from a very religious background. Her father was the Pastor of a small but very strict branch of the Methodist Church. Her mother worked as much as possible for the church while raising a family. Margaret arrived in Australia 15 years ago with her Australian husband, who died 8 years ago. Together, they owned a retail mattress store in Melbourne. This is a great chance to meet other people like you and connect with a supportive group. We look forward to meeting you.

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