Book Discussion: The Humanist Way by Ed Ericson


The final discussion of Ed Ericson’s book (Chapter 9, Afterward, and Appendix) will introduce some modern leaders, including Al Black, Matthew Ies Spetter, Judith Espenscheid, Don Montagna, Lois Kellerman, Michael Franch, and Judy Toth. We’ll also discuss Ericson’s 1967 testimony before the Armed Services Committee. Join Hugh on Zoom. If you’d prefer to participate in [...]

On Good Behavior (Winning and Losing)

Are there ethical ways to win and lose? Do adults engaged in high-stakes contests maintain the “good sport” habits we are taught growing up? How do victorious and defeated candidates and political partisans respond to the results of elections? Though the sports analogies that dominate our national culture are about competition, we must grow ever [...]

Dissent Gave Birth to the United States

Ralph Young Historian, Temple University In his research and teaching, Ralph Young has focused on the history of American dissent from the perspective of dissenters and protest movements. He will explain how dissent birthed the United States, was ensconced in the First Amendment to the Constitution, and became a defining characteristic of this nation. Young’s [...]

Winter Solstice – Virtual Celebration

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice with spoken word and music! This year we’ll feature Solstice celebrations from around the world and through history. Email Hugh if you would like to do a reading during the program. Join here online at the scheduled time.