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 The leadership is no longer comprised of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Instead, HAGP is now under the leadership of a ten member committee. Any questions regarding HAGP or membership information should be directed to the following email address: membership@hagp.org.

 

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Upcoming Events

Movie Night Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM:

A young couple leaves city life for 200 acres of barren farmland. Bringing it to life is a dream that turned out to be much more challenging than they had bargained for, but along the way they learned a great deal about biodiversity and our amazing ecosystems. There are many delightful animal scenes and gorgeous cinematography, as well as Mother Nature's urgent message regarding the care of our planet Earth. Come with an open mind. Members and non-members are invited.

The movie will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

Movie Night Location on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM:

BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Address: 2040 Street Rd, Warrington, PA 18976

Phone: (215) 343-0406

Movie night will be at 7:00 PM in BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Room 106. Park in the front of the building and enter down the stairs through the basement front door on the left side of the building.

 

Luncheon Saturday, October 12, 2019:

Luncheon at the Food Court in the Willow Grove Mall will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. This informal get-together is a chance for members and non-members to share ideas and opinions on just about everything imaginable. Join us. The conversations are usually lively and enjoyable.

 

Book Club Saturday October 19, 2019 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble Willow Grove:

Book Club will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble in Willow Grove, PA. The selection for this month is a short story, Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier.The selection can be found on the internet. Members and non-members are welcome.

Monthly Speakers Series- Upper Moreland Library October 27, 2019 1:30 PM:

The monthly speaker will be Daniel Hoffman. The subject of his talk will be “Survival of the Fittest is Teaching to the Test”. Since the publication of “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins, there have been numerous debates among philosophers of science, ethicists, scholars in the social sciences, and biologists, about what it means to be human. Daniel Dennet, in “Bacteria to Bach and Back”, makes a strong case that humans are symbiotes of language and bodies. Peter Godfrey-Smith, in “Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection”, makes the case that the unit of selection is not an individual, rather a population. In the realm of memes, this is necessarily the case. We will explore what it means to be part of a population that teaches each other to pass social tests. Members and non-members are invited to attend.

Daniel Hoffman, philosopher and U.S. Navy veteran, received his B.A. in Philosophy from LaSalle University, and his M.A. in Philosophy from Villanova University. Mr. Hoffman completed his coursework for a doctorate from Temple University. A founding member of the Freethought Society, he has served as an officer on the board and represented it at the United Nations Freedom of Religion or Belief NGO. He currently represents Humanists International there. In addition, Mr. Hoffman serves on the Education Committee of the Philadelphia Ethical Society.

 

 

What is Humanism?

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.

Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility.

It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.

Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds that values--be they religious, ethical, social, or political--have their source in human experience and culture. 

Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.
-- The American Humanist Association

For a more complete explanation of humanism, click here. 

Celebrate Winter Solstice and HumanLight!

 

December 21, 2014 

 

Join HAGP & the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia in celebrating reason, compassion, and hope at our Winter Solstice/HumanLight Party. Learn more about the history of HumanLight here.


This year festivities take place on Sunday, Dec. 21th at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia 1906 S Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA.
Limited Space. Make Your Reservation by December 14th!
Cost: $20.00 per person, children under 14 are free.

Note: This event is vegetarian-friendly. 

If you would like to make your reservation right now online, there are two steps. First, pay the appropriate amount for the number of guest ages 14 and up using the "donate" button below. Second, send an email to hagpbl (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, the email you used when paying, and the number of adults and children in your party. 

 If you would prefer to make a reservation and pay by check, write a check for the number of adult tickets and mail it in with a note saying how many adult and children attending to HAGP, P.O. Box 161, Willow Grove, PA .

 You are also welcome to hand a check to one of the HAGP board members at our weekly eventts.