UniversiTea: Radical Islam


Join us for some intellectual discussion on a typically challenging topic while enjoying some tea and snacks.

Let's explore the topic of radical Islam together. We can explore things such as its causes, its philosophy, atrocities, its aims and ways it might be addressed. Let's discuss topics such as the emergence of the Islamic State and the plight of moderate Muslims and discuss at what point Islam becomes radical. We can also consider what role intervention may play. Come and learn or help fill in the gaps of knowledge that others may have on the subject.

We will provide a variety of hot teas and we encourage people to bring a snack to share (though not required).

When: Saturday, September 6th from 10 to Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road, park at the rear of the building and enter through external Garden Room entrance)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site or to view updated information.

Aug. 27th, 2014 - Movie Night: The Hitch


Humanists Doing Good will be showing a documentary about Christopher Hitchens. He was a British-American author, polemicist, debater and journalist. One of his more famous books is titled God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. His confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure. He berated such public figures as Mother Teresa, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Lady Diana, and Pope Benedict XVI. Many consider him to be one of the most articulate and contrarian intellectuals of his generation.

Love him or hate him, knowing more about him will help you further understand the modern nonreligious movement and one of its central figures. We will use the available time after the documentary for discussion. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Guests are also welcome to this showing.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 27th at 6:00 pm

Where: Community Room at the Mesa County Public Library (443 N. 6th Street, GJ)

Cost: Free

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Call 970-623-2598 for more information.

2014 Colorado Secular Conference





Highlights:

·  National Lineup of Speakers, Presenters, and Entertainers.
·  Exclusive Premier of Sunday Assembly Denver!
·  Godless Heathen Comedy Extravaganza featuring; Raul Martinez, Steve Hill, Thea Deley, Church of the Nones and Music by Pale Blue.
·  Luxurious Banquet Dinner with Live Music and Presentations by Hemant Mehta and Seth Andrews.
·  Mini Freethought Filmfest, presented by Andea Steele-Meyer, Freethought Film Festival Foundation.
·  Secular Diversity Expert Panel Discussion.
·  Camp Quest Colorado mini-camp for kids age 6 – 14 and Teen Hangout with video games.
·  VIP Lounge, with Complementarity Beer and Wine (VIP Pass Required).
·  Many Exhibitors and Vendors on Display.
·  Light Rail Station Just Outside Hotel.
·  Special Hotel Rate for Attendees.
·  The Largest Annual Secular Conference this side of the Western Region.

You can now purchase tickets for the 2014 Colorado Secular Conference taking place August 15th - 17th in Aurora. Check out the website for full details at http://www.cosecularconference.org

There is a fantastic lineup of speakers and presenters including:

Seth Andrews - The Thinking Atheist
Greta Christina - Author and Atheist Activist
Jamila Bey - Journalist & Radio Host
Matt Dillahunty - The Atheist Experience TV Program
Hemant Mehta - The Friendly Atheist
Rebecca Hale - President of the American Humanist Association
Fred Edwords - National Director of UnitedCoR
Mikey Weinstein - President of Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Candice Gorham - Founder and Author of the Ebony Exodus Project
Mandisa Thomas - President of Black Nonbelievers
David Tamayo - President of Hispanic American Freethinkers
Amanda Metskas - Executive Director of Camp Quest
August Brunsman - Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance
Marvin Straus - Local Atheist Legend and a Founder of COCORE

Andrea Steele-Meyer - Freethought Film Festival Foundation -
Mini Filmfest
Raul Martinez - Comedian, “The God”
Thea Deley - Comedian, “Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)
Steve Hill - Comedian
Church of the Nones - Comedy Troupe
Sunday Assembly Denver
The Music of Pale Blue
Also, Camp Quest Colorado, Hosting a Mini Camp for Kids