ACT Humanist Society Member’s Forum: Black Lives Matter

Online via Zoom

This month in the ACT Humanist Society's forum, the discussion will focus on Black Lives Matter, and how we can help support ATSI peoples and others experiencing racism in Australia, in COVID-safe ways. Register via the ACT Humanist Society's Meetup Group. Zoom details will appear on the page after you register.

Skeptics Café: Leo Igwe

Online via Zoom

Vic Skeptics are greatly pleased to have Dr Leo Igwe talk about the challenges that deep rooted superstitions bring to the African enlightenment. Leo Igwe is a Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist who has been especially active in countering witchcraft accusations in Africa.His work has been recognised with a laureate of the International Academy […]

2020 Council of Australian Humanists (CAHS) AGM

Online via Zoom

The 2020 Council of Australian Humanists (CAHS) AGM has motions on the table to wind up CAHS and transfer some of the assets to a new national organisation, Humanists Australia (HA). Under the CAHS rules, HV may send only two delegates who will vote on behalf of Victoria, but all HV members are invited to […]

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Moral Uncertainty: Decision-Making When Morality Gets Messy

Online via Zoom

Details: Morality is messy. We often feel that there are no clear answers when it comes to what's right and what's wrong. Should you give 10% of your income to charity? How about cutting out factory-farmed meat from your diet? Or deciding to not holiday internationally to reduce your carbon footprint? There seem to be […]

Drug Law Reform

Online via Zoom

Ash Blackwell Ash will talk about about the challenge to embrace compassionate evidenced based reform in a world of stigma and prejudice. Following his presentation, there will be time for discussion and questions from participants. Ash is very ready to hear opposing views, and we anticipate a lively discussion! Bio Ash Blackwell has been actively […]

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Ex-Religious Support Network

Online via Zoom

Casual ESN Get-together on Zoom How are you coping with COVID-19 isolation? What are you doing with your extra time alone? How are your relationships with family and friends? Pour yourself a coffee or tea, pull up a chair and join us online for a check-in to see how we are all doing in these […]

Humanists Victoria and the new Humanists Australia

Online via Zoom

The new Humanists Australia has been created and is keen to support the needs of both emerging and existing humanist communities across the country. CAHS has already handed over production of the Australian Humanist journal and the management of AHoY awards to the new group. In due course it may be sensible for Humanists Victoria […]

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ESN Casual Get-together on Zoom

Online via Zoom

How are you coping with COVID-19 isolation? What are you doing with your extra time alone? How are your relationships with family and friends? Pour yourself a coffee or tea, pull up a chair and join ESN online for a check-in to see how we are all doing in these challenging times. Head over to […]

Humanist Book Club: Humankind: A Hopeful History

Online via Zoom

This book club discussion, hosted by the Canberra Humanists Meetup Group will be talking about Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman. From the author of New York Times bestseller Utopia For Realists, this book focuses on a revolutionary argument that the innate goodness and cooperation of human beings has been the greatest factor in […]

Truth Telling about Australian Genocide Denial

Online via Zoom

Description: While holocaust means a huge number of deaths, genocide is defined by the UN Genocide Convention as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group". Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War […]

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Meaning in Life: Existentialism

Online via Zoom

How does one create or pursue "meaning IN life" if there is no cosmic "meaning OF life"? Does the absurdity of suffering and banality of repetitive human activities undermine meaning? What are the moral dimensions or altruistic requisites, if any, for leading a meaningful life? Can we only achieve "meaning in life" by engaging in […]

AHOY Awards ZOOM Meeting

Online via Zoom

This is an invitation to all interested Humanists to come along to a Zoom meeting to review the Australian Humanist of the Year (AHOY) and other Humanist Awards, now that they are to be awarded by Humanists Australia rather than CAHS. We will be looking at the process, criteria and timeline etc. Time: 2pm Monday 12th […]

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all events and lectures will be held online until it is safe for us to resume in-person gatherings.