How often do you meet someone whose job is described as “the study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics?” The Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear are proud to host renowned educator and philosopher Anjan Chakravartty, the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics at the University of Miami.
Growing Some Good: Community Garden at Castle and Fourth
The community effort at the garden is led by members of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear in tending the garden at Castle and 4th Streets in Wilmington NC. In addition to organized work dates, everyone is welcome to pitch in and garden at their own pace, on their own schedule. Check in with the garden project manager to find out what needs to be accomplished.
The Downside of Magical Thinking
Contributed by Ed Tilley
I have read in the media, including our local paper, lots of talk about prayer.
Prayer, in my view, is magical thinking.
10/24 | Community Garden Update
The last row of tomatoes (and the volunteer watermelon growing amidst) and the cayenne and bell peppers have all been pulled up and added to the right side of the compost pile. These rows will be planted once they have been prepped.
Talking Tips for Promoting Humanism | Ellen Sutliff
Ellen Sutliff, longtime member of HFCF, founder of Humanists & Freethinkers of New Bern, and board member of American Humanist Association, will explore how to talk about Humanism in her program “Talking about Humanism.” Many Humanists struggle with verbalizing what it means to be a Humanist, especially when talking with those who are religious, and (more…)
OPINION: Honor Religious Freedom
To the Editor,
When the Brunswick County Commission voted to put “In God We Trust” on police vehicles they voted for religious bigotry over religious liberty. This seemingly innocuous phrase to some is in violation of the separation of church and state and is a form of religious coercion to nonbelievers. It may be legal, but it is not moral. When the Commission said it is to show “integrity” and being “morally correct” they imply nonbelievers are not moral when all the scientific evidence shows just the opposite. In fact, only 0.0261 % of people in prison are atheists.
High School Science Grants
Application opens: tba
Grant Review Period Starts: tba
The High School Science Grant is awarded on when funds allow, and is intended to facilitate, in whole or in part, programs, activities, supplies, equipment, books and other essentials that enhance science-related education at high schools in the New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick County School systems of North Carolina. This grant is funded with proceeds from fundraising efforts HFCF.
Skip the Sunday Service, Do Good Without God
Not into Sunday service? We Feel You… Join HFCF for #ServiceSundayILM
Watch for announcements about other service-oriented events on Meetup and social media with the hashtag #ServiceSunday.
Not digging Sunday service? We get it! Come on out and join your fellow Humanists for Service Sunday. The HFCF Social Action Committee, chaired by Amber Taggert, kicked off the initiative with an event, #ServiceSunday #ServiceSundayILM, on Sunday, March 18, 11am, at Morning Glory Coffeehouse.
Winter Solstice Invocation – HFCF Dinner 2017
by Michael Werner
As we gather here today, let us reflect for a moment on our lives here when the meaning of the holidays has changed for us,
When the Winter Solstice reminds us that even in the bleakest winter, the warming spring will return and with it renewal of the earth and ourselves.
Annabelle and Aiden Author Joseph Becker Hosts Book Events with HFCF
Author Joseph Becker to Host Tandem Book Events for Children and Parents Author J. R. Becker, founder of the Annabelle & Aiden children’s book series, will present a story time and book-signing for children, and an evening program for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone with children in their lives. Story time and book signing: Saturday Nov (more…)