Happy Heresy of Humanism
College for Seniors (OLLI)
Definitions of Humanism
Anthony Pinn, What is Humanism?
Primary Resources for this course:
Anthony Pinn, What is Humanism and Why Does it Matter?
Anthony Pinn, Humanism: Essays on Race, Religion and Popular Culture
Roy Speckhardt, Creating Change Through Humanism
Sikivu Hutchinson, Humanists in the Hood
Corliss Lamont, The Philosophy of Humanism
American Humanist Association
PRRI: “Religiously Unaffiliated”
Who is a Humanist?
Are You a Humanist?
What Does it Mean to be a Humanist?
Humanism, Religion, Theism
Fry: “How Can I Be Happy”
Humanism, Religion and Social Issues
Humanism as a Belief System (Harvard)
Lamont: Humanism and Religion
Black, Feminist, Humanist (Sikivu Hutchinson)
Humanists at Risk
India: Narendra Dabholkar: Anti-Superstition
Separation of Religion and Government
Humanism and Nature
Human Nature/non-Human Nature
Humans are not the center of the universe, and we need to be honest, to have a sense of humility about our place in it.
John Muir on Human Supremacy
Humanism (Philosophy) and Freethought (critical thinking + constructive action)
Robert Green Ingersoll-Humanity
Helen Hamilton Gardener-Creed
James Baldwin: A Talk to Teachers
Corliss Lamont: Humanism as a philosophical stance
The Manifestos: a closer look
Humanist Manifesto 1 & 2
Humanist Manifesto 3
Future History of Humanism
Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
Highland: Is There an Invasion of Humanism?
Lamont: Humanism Defined
Interfaith Youth Core
“IFYC is a national non-profit working towards an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together.”
“A Humanist Chaplain provides pastoral care based on Humanist principles. The Humanist Chaplain gives information, advice, and consultation about existential questions.”
Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy
Congressional Freethought Caucus (secular political leadership)