Monthly Archives: April 2015

HFCF Supports National Day of Reason

Listen to WHQR 91.3 in Wilmington NC for the Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear’s Day Sponsorship May 7 in honor of the National Day of Reason. This will be the first time that a National Day of Reason resolution will be introduced in Congress. The National Day of Reason was first observed in 1952, in response to the US Congress instituting a National Day of Prayer. Read more about marking this important day for non-theists and secular Humanists here.

United Nations “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a powerful document for freedom of religion, free thought and freedom from religion, including religious oppression of the non-religious.

To whit:

Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

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Fred Edwords: “Beyond the Bare Bones: What Human Evolution Means to You”

Fred Edwords will speak in honor of Earth Day at the monthly meeting of the Cape Fear Humanists and Freethinkers, Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:00pm. The talk will take place at the New Hanover County Library NE, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC.

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The study of human evolution isn’t merely an academic exercise in looking backward, Edwords believes. It tells us who we are and the sorts of things we do. Hence it can inform us about our impact on the environment and our future as a species. Edwords -one of the most eloquent speakers on Humanism – presents an illuminating and powerful presentation illustrated with revealing images from the Smithsonian.

Fred Edwords is a member of the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum–an exhibit that goes beyond the fossils to show what human evolution means. He is also director of planned giving for the American Humanist Association, an organization he served for fifteen years as executive director and the past Director of the Coalition of Reason. He also was the primary author of the Humanist Manifesto III.

You can RSVP to the program on Meetup.com at the Cape Fear Humanists & Freethinkers event page.