Can Humanism Overcome Hate? – SHoWLE General Meeting

March 09, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Toledo
3205 Glendale Ave Toledo, Ohio 43614


If one reads or hears the take from the media, it seems the world is coming unhinged. Gun violence is a daily occurrence, we deal with political uncertainty, climate change is affecting millions and it will get worse, the country is extremely polarized, and social and economic justice is needed across the board.

One major issue is the increase in hate crimes such as the recent mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that saw a man murder eleven elderly Jewish members of the synagogue based on his rancid belief that he couldn’t sit by and “watch my people get slaughtered…”

“Can Humanism Overcome Hate?” is the title of an essay in the January/February 2019 issue of the Humanist magazine written by Clay Farris Naff.

Join us for a moderated, honest, and uncensored discussion about the question and what, if any, answers Humanism offers for other problems we see in the world today. We will talk about how to address them in a rational and compassionate manner even when many others just use emotions and fear.

Feel free to check out the article ahead of the meeting so you will be familiar with the starting off point of the discussion.

Can Humanism Overcome Hate?

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