Exploring Humanism taught by Fred Edwords
Explore the history and philosophy of the humanist movement and discuss how an ethical perspective based on compassion, critical thinking, and science can shed light on the important social and lifestyle issues we all face today. Each session is a Tuesday 7-9pm ET on Zoom:
June 8 - Introduction to and History of Humanism
June 15 - Critical Thinking, Philosophy, and Science
June 22 - Ethics and Contemporary Issues
June 29 - Imagination, the Arts, and Our Emotional Lives
Starting his humanist career in 1980, Fred Edwords was executive director of the American Humanist Association for 15 years, editor of the Humanist magazine for 12, and national director of the United Coalition of Reason for 6. He is a past president of Camp Quest, the summer camp for freethinking children, and served on the founding board of the National Center for Science Education. Over the past forty years he has advanced humanism on local and national television in the United States and Canada, on radio and for newspapers around the world, and has lectured in North America, Europe, and India. Now retired, he volunteers as the American Humanist Association’s historian and is a Humanist Celebrant Emeritus with The Humanist Society. He has been teaching a weeklong intensive version of this course since 2009.