Below are updates from Connecticut and Detroit CoRs doing good without a god in their communities!
The table you see here is part of the Hartford Area Humanists’ holiday tradition. Every year for the past 4 years, Elisabeth Brown and I (CT CoR Co-chair and Hartford Area Humanist President) open our doors to the members of all of the CT CoR groups in Connecticut for a HumanLight Holiday celebration. The celebration usually falls on the Saturday before the Winter Solstice, however due to scheduling conflicts the event was moved to New Year’s Eve this year. As part of the HumanLight component there is always a topical themed reading. Last year Chris Stedman, chaplain and Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community, and Mary Johnson, author of An Unquenchable Thirst, performed a fantastic social justice themed reading. Guests attending are also asked to bring non-perishable donations for the Connecticut Food Bank and outdo themselves every year, as you can see from the photos.
Over 40 people attended the Humanists of Southeast Michigan’s 2nd annual Winter Solstice Party. Pizza and lots of other food and drink were served; even Santa Elvis entertained. A Tree of Knowledge was decorated with attendees’ favorite books.
Donations were accepted for Planned Parenthood of MI which received $120 from us!