With the latest census results showing more than 30% of Australians rejecting religion what are the replacement value systems that will step into its place? One of the strongest candidates is Humanism. Humanism in fact predates Christianity and Islam and there are a wealth of sources to draw from in understanding Humanism. This course provides an introductory overview of Humanism as both a philosophy of life and a method for developing ideas and values.
It is designed for people with little or no knowledge of Humanism and offers a mixture of historical background and contemporary issues. One of the features of Humanism is that it is non dogmatic and its key ideas are subject to revision over time. The course will present key humanist concepts with a view to encouraging students to analyse them, and use them to develop their own ideas, rather than presenting them as a rigid official orthodoxy.
The course convenor, Lyndon Storey, has a PhD from Sydney University, and experience teaching at Universities in Australia and China. He is also an active Humanist, a former Humanist Chaplain at Canberra Hospital and currently the president of the Council of Australian Humanist Societies.
The course takes place over six weeks on Sunday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00 midday,
from March 10 through April 14.
Your ticket covers all six sessions. You may attend any or all sessions.
Weston Creek Community Centre
Parkinson St, Weston, ACT 2611
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