Humanism: Creed of the 21st Century

The Ethical Culture Society of St Louis – a non-theistic congregation of impressive size and beauty – has just posted audio my recent talk: “Humanism: Creed of the 21st Century” (yes, I love overblown titles!). You can listen by clicking the link here.

Here’s the blurb:

At the start of the 21st Century, non-belief is on the rise: the fastest growing “religious” group in America is “none.” Most of these “nones” are reasonably young and progressive in their political views, driven away from traditional religions due to their association with conservative politics and regressive social attitudes. These young nonbelievers are the Humanists of tomorrow – if we can inspire them to take our values for their own. By crafting powerful moral messages, exquisite aesthetic experiences, and vibrant, relevant communities, we can inspire the “nones” and make Humanism the Creed of the 21st Century.

Enjoy!

Seems like I was mis-remembering when saying Gene Roddenberry was Humanist of the Year twice – Roddenberry won an Arts Award from the American Humanist Association, but I can’t find that he was ever Humanist of the Year. He should have been – twice ;)

About James Croft

James Croft is the Leader in Training at the Ethical Culture Society of St. Louis - one of the largest Humanist congregations in the world. He is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, and is currently writing his Doctoral dissertation as a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is an in-demand public speaker, an engaging teacher, and a passionate activist for human rights. James was raised on Shakespeare, Sagan and Star Trek, and is a proud, gay Humanist. His upcoming book "The Godless Congregation", co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Greg Epstein, is being published by Simon & Schuster.


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