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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Brian Ellis’s ‘New Enlightenment’

Online via Zoom

The Enlightenment promised a politics of human equality and freedom, but today we have neoliberalism which delivers neither. How did this come about? And what is to be done? In this seminar Tony Lynch will present and discuss Brian Ellis’s intriguing answers to these questions. Bio: Tony Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Politics […]

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Ex-Religious Support Network (ESN)

Online via Zoom

Casual ESN Get-together on Zoom (online) Sunday, 1 November 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Have you left or are 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 friendly ear, join Humanists Victoria for our next Ex-Religious […]

The Good Life: Different Perspectives (Philosophy Matters)

Online via Zoom

We all want our lives to actualise some conception of "The Good Life" where this notion will generally include fulfilment, happiness or wellbeing for ourselves, our family, friends and other people. In addition, for many, to live the good life also entails living with concern for both self and others based on moral and practical […]

Ex-Religious Support Network (ESN)

Online via Zoom

Casual ESN Get-together on Zoom (online) Have you left or are 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 friendly ear, join Humanists Victoria for our next Ex-Religious Support Network meetup on Zoom. Pour yourself a coffee […]


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