In the fall, the American Humanist Association (AHA) formally introduced “The Ten Commitments” has a means to teach some valuable humanist values.
Kristin Wintermute, from the AHA Center for Education, wrote:
“Whereas the Ten Commandments of the Hebrew Bible are a set of strict rules dictated by God, the Ten Commitments stand on their own as humanist values to maintain and strive to practice daily. They propose we put our values into action to work towards positively impacting our communities and society. In their simplicity, the Ten Commitments ultimately define what we are about and what we stand for. I also see the Ten Commitments as an avenue for collaboration—a gathering point for all humanists to work together.”
SHoWLE President Douglas Berger will moderate a group discussion about the Ten Commitments and other concepts that seem to borrow from the religious. We will try to find out if these concepts work in getting the Humanist message out or just muddies the water.
For more information about the Ten Commitments check out the September/October issue of The Humanist magazine or the following link:
We will be in Meeting Room A
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.