ACTHS will hold their first AGM at the Civic Library on April 4.
Lyndon Storey (Convenor) will give his talk Humanist community workers: A project for Australian Humanism
Many social movements offer the option of a life focussed on the movement’s values. Religion has priests, Trade Unionism the “union organiser”, Marxism the “cadre”, Confucianism the “junzi”, and so on.
This talk advocates creating a recognisable Humanist equivalent; provisionally called “Humanist community worker”; someone inspired by humanism and trained and ready for a range of community building roles such as chaplaincy and ethics education. Encouraging and supporting humanist community workers will benefit society and attract and engage idealistic humanists. Lyndon is Humanist Chaplain at Canberra Hospital.
Geoff Ballard (Treasurer) will be speaking on Secularism, diversity and university chaplaincy
Geoff is a Humanist chaplain at the ANU and the University of Canberra. Chaplaincies in universities are welcoming of all faiths and no faith but normally do not have a chaplain for those of ‘no faith’, the majority. This presentation will inform Humanists of the opportunities in university chaplaincy and encourage those with the necessary skills to get involved.
A university education is remiss if it ignores life, and the questions of meaning and purpose. These can be found outside of religion and as Humanists we should be challenging student’s to question and use reason.
We will also be voting in a new committee, so please come along to have your say.