Ex-Religious Support Network

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Casual Get-together at Café Join us for our first face-to-face gathering since the COVID-19 lockdown in March last year. We'll be meeting at a quiet café close to public transport. Come with your stories, questions and cheer as you meet old friends and make new acquaintances. Let's support each other as we escape the grip […]

Politics, History and Human Nature (Philosophy Matters)

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Political ideologies are rooted in a conception of history and human nature. Your view of the past and your conception of human nature will largely determine your political outlook. In this talk, we will explore how various ideologies – such as liberalism, nazism and feminism – have competing views of the past and human nature. […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Saturday 14 August 2021, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne, this Saturday morning's Ex-Religious Support Network get-together will now be happening on Zoom. The Zoom link is posted on the Meetup event page at https://www.meetup.com/Ex-Religious-Support-Network/events/279414890/ So, get yourself a hot drink, pull up a […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Ask Me Any Question: a Rationalist On line via Zoom In this series, we explore what it's like to think and walk in someone else's shoes. You've given up on your mission of pleasing the divine being/s and saving others. So, what do you believe now, how do you live and what do you care […]

The Shift from Occident to Orient: What it Means for Australia

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HV Public Presentation via Zoom The Western world, dominated by Europe and United States, is steadily giving way to a new world in which other civilisational centres are emerging or re-emerging. This shift means the West will have to foster a spirit of dialogue with other world-views, other notions of public discourse. Only a sustained […]

The Moral Arc Bends Towards Justice (Philosophy Matters)

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On line via Zoom Exploring the case for moral progress and social justice, with Akiva Quinn. Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr, civil rights, apartheid, racial and social inequality via Selma (2014), Kieran Malik (The Quest for a Moral Compass), Michael Shermer (The Moral Arc), Steven Pinker (Enlightenment Now), Malcolm Gladwell (Talking to Strangers), Sam […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Casual ESN Get-together on Zoom Have you left or are you thinking about leaving your religion? Coping with loss of belief, family and friends can be hard. If you need a friendly face or can provide a receptive ear, join Humanists Victoria for our next Ex-Religious Support Network meetup on Zoom. Pour yourself a coffee […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Religious Trauma: the Persistence of Purity Culture In this series of sessions, professional counsellor, Caroline Winzenried, delves deeper into various aspects of religious trauma. In this session, she reveals how 'purity culture' began as a movement within the American evangelical Christian community, starting in the '90s, and placed a strong moral emphasis on abstinence until […]

Strategies, Activism and Ethics for Shareholders

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HV Public Presentation via Zoom Stephen Mayne is a well known shareholder activist, Manningham city councillor and Walkley-Award winning journalist. He has been bold and creative in speaking truth to power for more than twenty years. He was a whistleblower about Jeff Kennett’s share dealings in 1997 and founded Crikey.com in 2000, for which he […]

Wittgenstein: Two Philosophers in One (Philosophy Matters)

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On line via Zoom Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who taught and worked at Cambridge between 1912 and 1947. He is regarded as one of the leading philosophers of the 20th century, noted for having adopted two very different philosophical stances in his time. Mark Newbrook will present a linguist's 'take' on his […]

Ex-Religious Support Network

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Casual ESN Get-together  (On Zoom) Have you left or are you thinking about leaving your religion? Coping with loss of belief, family and friends can be hard. If you need a friendly face or can provide a receptive ear, join Humanists Victoria for our next Ex-Religious Support Network meetup on Zoom. Pour yourself a coffee […]