As a former Catholic turned Unitarian Universalist, I discovered the philosophy of Humanism after connecting with the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) in 2014. Because it combines my belief in the collective power of individuals who connect not by creed but by sharing unique perspectives and passions, it has naturally become a source of inspiration and intersection for my own writing.
Here is a collection of some of what I’m learning from Humanists past and present.
- A Brief Introduction to Humanism
- The Future of Humanism (October 15, 2016 conference overview and October 16 address by Dr. Anthony Pinn)
- “Thoughts on God,” Rev. John Dietrich, prior to his death in 1957
- The Humanist Pulpit, excerpts of FUS ministers since 1916, including talks such as “What’s wrong with the world?” (1922), “On self-protection and the bomb” (1961), “An accident called intelligence” (2015).