D A R W I N D A Y
Darwin Day is coming February 12, the birthday of Charles Darwin. We will again have our LSF Darwin Day celebration at Beaners Central at 324 N. Central Avenue that day starting at 7:00 pm. Please prepare a song or poem to share. It should be a fun time of visiting, coffee, beer, and reflections on Charles Darwin. If you plan to share a song or poem, please email Sonya, the organizer of the event.
Telling Atheists Where To Go
The Iron Range Coalition of Reason (IR CoR, pronounced "ear-core") launches on Darwin Day. It is part of a coordinated effort across the country to recognize Darwin Day. Local groups served by the coalition include the Lake Superior Freethinkers, the Grand Rapids Atheists and Freethinkers (both of which are chapters of the Freedom From Religion Foundation), along with the Secular Humanist Associations at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Itasca Community College (both of which are members of the Secular Student Alliance). Information is available at IronRangeCoR.org.
Alworth Center for Peace and Justice Lecture
Why America Needs more Secularists:
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:30 P.M.
Location:Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica
Jacques Berlinerblau is associate professor and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. He hosts and produces the show Faith Complex which is described as "a dialogue about the intersection of religion, politics and art." In 2010 he helped launch a second show The God Vote which focuses on news cycle issues involving faith and politics.
His books include How To Be Secular; Thumpin’ It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today’s Presidential Politics and The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously.
Alworth Center for Peace and Justice 2014-2015 Lecture Series: Is Religion a Force for Good or for Ill?
Last month's presenter Roy Hagen encouraged us to explore the book The Republican Brain by Chris Mooney as well as the work of Nate Hagens. Here are links to more material--
The Republican Brain by Chris Mooney
The Monkey Trap (personal website of Nate Hagens)