Tuesday November 13th 2018 8:00 pm
Wendover Library Room
Humanism and Atheism
Antony Chapman will introduce a discussion on the relationship between Humanism and Atheism. As he sees it, Humanism is a code of ethics while Atheism is a non-belief in a god or gods, and there is no automatic connection between the two. But not all Humanists agree with this. Are all Atheists humanists? What about hedonists, nihilists, communists, not to mention stoics, animists and others? Where do deists and theists fit in? Bring along your ideas.
Antony Chapman was a co-founder of Chiltern Humanists, and is currently vice-chairman. He was for many years involved in the national Humanist movement.
Wednesday 12th December 2018 8:00 pm
Amersham Leisure Centre Small Barn room
A Happy Ending (Without the Ever After)
Valerie Jack will be talking about the work-in-progress of her creative non-fiction book A Happy Ending (Without the Ever After) It will present a tapestry of voices of the non-religious, exploring how we may find happiness and meaning in the face of mortality.
This is Valerie's first non-fiction prose book; her previous writing has been mainly poetry and drama. Formerly a teacher of Classics and English, her main job now is looking after her two small children. Progress on A Happy Ending happens during school hours!
Chiltern Humanists provide fellowship and education for Humanists and other non-religious people throughout the Chilterns. We hold regular monthly meetings to provoke debate and challenge comfortable assumptions See us on Facebook. Non-members are very welcome to all of our meetings which are free entry.
We have a library of interesting books on many topics. Newsletters are available to download as PDF
Information about Humanist funerals and other ceremonies can be found here.