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A majority of Americans identify as religious and base their world-view on ancient texts that they regard as divinely inspired. As a consequence, many Americans have views that are devoid of critical thinking and scientific literacy.  This is one reason why so many Americans reject evolution, equality for women and LGBTQ people, the reality of […]

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A few months ago, I was approved as a Humanist Celebrant through The Humanist Society.  This allows me to legally marry people in most states. I can perform a quick ceremony, sign the marriage certificate, file it with the County Clerk and boom!  You’re married!  Certainly the ability to officiate at weddings is important.  As […]

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BAY AREA HUMANISTS Upcoming March Events Mars and the Human Imagination Saturday March 5, 3:00-4:30 The Women’s Building, Room A 3543 18th St
(between Valencia & Guerrero)
 San Francisco, CA OK, so what does Mars have to do with Humanism?  Well, awe and wonder are universal human emotions.  The natural world is often the source of these emotions […]

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BAY AREA HUMANISTS Upcoming February Events Saturday, Feb 6, 3:00 – 4:30pm The Housing Crisis in San Francisco The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St. 
(between Valencia & Guerrero)
 San Francisco, CA Audre Lorde Room Housing is a major crisis in San Francisco.  An increasing number of renters face eviction that for many means relocation out […]

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BAY AREA HUMANISTS December 2015 Newsletter Upcoming 2016 Events Saturday, January 9 – Book Group – Downtown SF Library Saturday, January 23 – Volunteer at the SF Food Bank Sunday, January 31 – Rainbow Street with Kevin Steen – Berkeley Library Saturday, Februay 6 – A lecture on the Housing Crisis with J. Scott Weaver […]

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Increasingly, Americans are choosing not to be affiliated with any church or other religious institution.  They are called “Nones” because on surveys they check  “None of the Above” when asked about religious affiliations.  This trend is particularly strong among Millennials.  There are probably a number of reasons for these statistics, but one factor is that […]

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BAY AREA HUMANISTS September 2015 Newsletter Upcoming EventsOctober 3 – Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart (Berkeley)October 10 – Volunteer at Strawberry Hill, Golden Gate Park (SF) October 10 – Humanist Reading/Discussion Group (SF) October 17 – Walk N’ Talk to Anchor Brewery (RSVP now!) October 25 – Good Without God? (Berkeley) November 21 – Members Meeting, […]

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BAY AREA HUMANISTS June 2015 Newsletter UPCOMING EVENTSJune 28 – San Francisco Pride Parade Join us on this historic occasion to show your support for the LGBTQI movement and marriage equality. Enjoy being part of the atheist, humanist, agnostic, etc. contigenet at the Pride Parade, as we march down Market Street Sunday morning. July 8 […]

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    BAY AREA HUMANISTS April 2015 Newsletter MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD The first quarter of 2015 marks the beginning of the third year Bay Area Humanists has existed. The founders of the organization wanted to strengthen humanism in the Bay Area. As humanists, we want to promote human welfare and happiness and this is […]

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Open letter to the parents of students in Catholic schools in San Francisco,   Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s document regarding the allowable behavior of faculty and staff of local schools is a narrow and bigoted interpretation of Catholic strictures. In particular, these imperatives will add to an environment of discrimination and antipathy towards gay and trans students. […]

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