Category Archives: Meet the groups

Fables – A Force for Good or Just a Fallacy?

by Kathleen Allen, Fellowship of Reason I wasn’t raised going to church, never attended Sunday school or Wednesday night bible study.  I didn’t even own a bible, children’s or King James, until I took home one from my room at … Continue reading

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Our kids and religious literacy

by Sharon Stanley, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island As a child and a young teenager, I enjoyed the rituals my family participated in our reformed Jewish home.  I especially enjoyed leading the “Seders” as a child and young teenager.  … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Secular Homeschooling

by Robert Ray, Humanists of North Puget Sound As soon as we mention that we homeschool, people automatically assume we are religious and pulled our kids out of the “evil” secular school system.  However, nothing could be further from the … Continue reading

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New group for Secular Moms

Introducing a new group: Mothers Beyond Belief A private secular group for mothers about pregnancy,  childbirth and beyond. This group is meant to be a secular resource and forum to share experiences, challenges, and so on. The aim is primarily … Continue reading

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More on Secular Parenting in a Religious World

by Sharon Stanley, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island I was raised in a Reformed Jewish home and my husband was raised in a Catholic family.  We were engaged and looking to be married in a ceremony that was moving … Continue reading

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School supplies making a difference

by Sharon Stanley, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island September is a time of “new beginnings;” not only in the schools but seasonally.  Many cultures celebrate their New Year’s in the autumn months. As a teacher and a student, I … Continue reading

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Get your group started!

by Rebekah Bennetch, Saskatoon Secular Family Network Our little group started in Saskatoon a little over 2 years ago, and (as far as I know), it’s one of the few secular parenting groups in Canada. [*please* correct me in the … Continue reading

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Finding community in the Bible belt

by Amy Monsky, Secular Humanist Families of Charleston My group, the Secular Humanist Families of Charleston (SHFC), started in much the same way other groups did. It was the outcome of a search for community. As an atheist, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Humanist Homeschoolers

by Ute Mitchell, Humanist Homeschoolers of PDX Hello, and happy weekend from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My name is Ute Mitchell, and I call Portland, Oregon my home, together with my husband and two children. Six years ago we decided … Continue reading

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It all started with a BBQ

by Jen Hancock, Humanist Families of Greater Tampa Bay Every year, my hubby and I host a summer BBQ. It gives us an excuse to smoke some ribs and have some friends over. A couple of years ago, we invited … Continue reading

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