Category Archives: Upcoming Events

EVENT: LET’S TALK @ RED LION CAFE – OCT 14th

Where do we come from?
Where are we going?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHow do you describe yourself? Why?

  • atheist?
  • agnostic?
  • humanist?
  • freethinker?
  • something else?

How did you arrive at this? How important is this to you?
Have you been open about this?
What’s been the reaction of family? Other students?
How do you think this will this affect your future?

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT MONDAY, Oct. 14, 7:30pm

At the Rutgers Student Center,
Red Lion Cafe (one level down)

 

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EVENT: PETER SINGER, CHARLES CAMOSY DISCUSS RELIGION & ETHICS, SEPT 9TH

Come join the Humanist Chaplaincy at Rutgers in our first event of the 2013-14 school year!

Peter Singer and Charles Camosy will be discussing whether Camosy’s Christian ethics compares to Singer’s secular Utilitarianism.  The conversation will be moderated by Rutgers Philosophy Professor Jeff McMahan.

The event will be held on September 9th at 7:30pm in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Rm.  Make sure to check our Facebook Event page!

For more information on the event and the speakers, please check out our earlier post (more…)

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NEW EVENT: PETER SINGER AND CHARLES CAMOSY DISCUSS CHRISTIANITY & SECULAR ETHICS

Is ethics possible outside of religion?  Are Christian and secular or atheist ethics compatible?  Incompatible?

Come listen to RU Philosophy Professor Jeff McMahan moderate a discussion between Peter Singer and Charles Camosy on these and related issues at Rutgers University on September 9th at 7:30pm in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Rm 126 College Ave.

HCRU Camosy-Singer Discussion
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WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!!

A whole new year is about to start.  And with the RU Seniors of 2013 graduated and off into the ‘real world’ we have a whole new class – with fresh ideas and spirit – coming in.

We have a lot planned for this semester:

  • Peter Singer will be discussing Christianity and Ethics with Charles Camosy on September 9th;
  • A Rutgers Humanist Delegation of students will be attending the Interfaith Youth Core’s Leadership Institute in NYC in August;
  • The associated Rutgers Humanist Blog Applied Sentience will be publishing even more as we add on further Staff Writers;
  • Discussions will continue as we look for a house on campus and visit options;
  • And much more!

To new students, I invite you to check out the two student clubs associated with the RU Humanist Chaplaincy: the RU Pastafarians and the Atheist Student Alliance.  You can read more on our Student Clubs page, too.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE? RMWJ RESEARCHER: WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN’T – NOV 27TH

Alternative Medicine: What’s Proven?
And What’s Disproven?  

Talk by RWJ Medical School Researcher 

Dr. Beatrix Roemheld-Hamm, MD and PhD, Associate Professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will report on research findings and on her approach to what is called “Integrative Medicine”, which treats the ‘whole person’ as body, mind and spirit. Her goal is how to help us achieve optimal health and healing by using a variety of effective modalities.

When: 11/27, 7:30pm
Where: 
Student Center, College Ave., Red Lion Café, bottom level (more…)

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NEW EVENT – KNIEF DISCUSSES POLITICS, ATHEISM, THE US ELECTIONS – OCT 23

 Godless Public Policy: Is It a Myth?

Come hear Amanda Knief, former atheist lobbyist, constitutional law and public policy expert, and current managing director of American Atheists discuss the impact of local, state, and national elections on the Non-Theistic movement — as well as how to get active in public policy and politics.

As the 2012 elections draw near, does an atheist have any reason to vote? YES!

Come and hear Amanda Knief speak about: 

-Religion & Politics in the US Elections 
-The Importance of Non-Theistic American Voices
-Atheist and Humanist Activism in the US  (more…)

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AMANDA KNIEF EVENT, UPCOMING ELECTIONS & SECULAR ACTIVISM

Amanda Knief, Managing Director and In-House Counsel for American Atheists, will be speaking about Secular Activism in the upcoming Presidential Elections. Knief is a public policy and constitutional expert on religious freedom and civil liberties.  She has worked as a lobbyist with the Secular Coalition for Americaand is co-founder of Iowa Atheists & Freethinkers.

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Religion has been an unavoidable issue in politics in recent years and has only grown in the last few months as the Presidential Election closes in. What, if any, importance should be placed on Romney’s Mormonism?    Why did Democrats leave God out of their Platform? Why did they put Him back in?  What should we make of growing claims to persecution of Christians in the US? The wall of Separation of Church and State is seeming to grow thin. Is there anything secular and non-theistic Americans can do to strengthen it?  To make sure they are represented? (more…)

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1ST EVENT: DAVID NIOSE’S BOOK “NONBELIEVER NATION”

This September, at the Chaplaincy’s first event of the semester, we will be presenting David Niose, the President of the American Humanist Association.

He will be presenting on his new book Nonbeliever Nation: the Rise of Secular Americans.

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Check out the Facebook Event Page!

The meeting will be Sept 17th at 7:30pm at the RU Student Center in Multipurpose Rm A, New Brunswick.

Parking is available in Lot 30 and in the College Avenue Parking Deck.  Click here for map and directions.

Details about the event in the flyer below:

 

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PRESIDENT’S INVITATION, RU SECULAR HUMANISTS CLUB

By Jimmy Palmer,
President, RU Secular Humanist Club

'Humanists Against Malaria' Bakesale

Every time I am asked in front of Brower Commons, a known hotspot for fundraising and protest, to sign a petition I ask the obvious question, “What does this petition support?”

So I would be doing you a disservice if I were to ask you to join Rutgers University Secular Humanists (RUSH) and ask you to be a student Humanist without backing up what these items entail.

This will give you a good idea what to expect of RUSH, Humanism, and me, if writing is of any indicator.

RUSH is a brand new student organization which has its main goals in mind to, “…understanding the nature of humanity, promote humanism, and bettering the world through community service.” Taken from our Facebook page, we have outlined (more…)

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AHA’S DAVID NIOSE, ‘RISE OF SECULAR AMERICANS’ – MON SEPT 17

This September, at the Chaplaincy’s first event of the semester, we will be presenting David Niose, the President of the American Humanist Association.

He will be presenting his new book Nonbeliever Nation: the Rise of Secular Americans.

The meeting will be Sept 17th at 7:30pm at the RU Student Center in Multipurpose Rm A, New Brunswick.

Details about the event in the flyer below:

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HCRU EVENTS LINE UP – SEPT-DEC 2012

The Chaplaincy is finally finishing up its plans for the Fall Schedule.

Below are our current plans for the semester’s events.

Let us know what sounds good or what else you might like to see.  Suggestions, comments, squeels of excitement?  Write them in the comments below!

Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans

Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular AmericansMonday, September 17, 2012, 7:30pm, Rutgers Student Center

David Niose, President of American Humanist Association, discusses his new book, Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans, about “how public policy has been decimated by the rise of engaged religious fundamentalists since 1980” and how the modern secular movement (more…)

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Student Orientation Schedule – June-Aug 2012

If you can attend, we would love to have you.  If you’re showing up just to see the tables, make sure to stop by!  You can either help us set up or just keep up company.  Please send us an email if you would like to come.  Thanks!

Tuesday, June 12th (Transfer/Adult)
Wednesday, June 13th (Transfer/Adult)
Monday, June 18th (First-year)
Thursday, June 21st (First-year)
Monday, June 25th (First-year)
Thursday, June 28th (First-year)
Monday, July 2nd (First-year)
Monday, July 16th (First-year)
Thursday, July 19th (First-year)
Monday, July 23rd (First-year)
Wednesday, July 25th (Transfer/Adult)
Thursday, July 26th (First-year)
Monday, July 30th (First-year)
Thursday, August 2nd (First-year)
Monday, August 6th (First-year)
Thursday, August 9th (First-year)
Monday, August 13th (First-year)
Wednesday, August 15th (Transfer/Adult)
Wednesday, August 29th (Transfer/Adult)

 

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Tabling at RU New Student Events – May-Aug 2012

The Humanist Chaplaincy regularly Tables at Student orientations throughout the summer.  This year we have over a dozen events planned and will be sending out more information as they approach.  Most events are for either Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students.  However, like this previous weekend, we also set up tables for Alumni events.

Even if you don’t know what ‘Tabling’ is, you’ve likely already seen it.  The Chaplaincy sets up a fold-able table, among sometimes dozens of other organizations, and then sets up poster boards, pamphlets and other information about the Chaplaincy.  In past events we’ve also had games, like Guess the Humanist.

We could always use help setting up for events or you could come by just to keep us company.  If you are already familiar with the Chaplaincy, please come and talk to students that stop by to ask questions.  If you are an incoming Rutgers student, please stop by as well!  We would love to have conversation.

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Interfaith Service & Alumni Tabling – Sat May 12

To all Humanist Alumni,

For the second year in a row, I’m speaking at the “All-Alumni Interfaith Chapel Service,” which is Saturday, May 12, at 9am in Kirkpatrick Chapel.  I hope to present our perspective by reading a poem I think of as a Humanist and a universal human affirmation.

The poem is called “I Will Not Die an Unlived Life.”

Afterwards, from about 10:30 until 2pm, I will be at a table with some humanist alumni on Voorhees Mall.

PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING THE SERVICE AND THEN STOP BY THE TABLE AND SAY HELLO.

Thank you very much,
Barry Klassel

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