In October, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis put on a conference to celebrate their first hundred years as a humanist congregation. The centerpiece of this conference was a panel discussion on the future of humanism, its challenges and what humanism can do to rise to the occasion. The panelists were William Hart, Anthony Pinn, Sonia Sarker, Chris Stedman, and Phil Zuckerman. If you haven’t heard of them all before today, well, that was part of the point of the panel.
The American Humanist Association was one of the sponsors of the event, and I was honored to emcee the conference and moderate the panel. As we end our year with reflections on how we got to where we are today, and as we look forward to a future as uncertain as most of us have faced in our lifetimes, the panel’s reflections and their calls to action remain relevant.
This is part one of a two-part podcast. Part two will be broadcast next week.
- First Unitarian Society’s Dietrich Centennial portal
- William Hart’s faculty page
- Anthony Pinn’s website
- Sonita Sarker’s faculty page
- Chris Stedman at Yale Humanist Community
- Phil Zuckerman’s website