Event Calendar

 
Jan
21
Tue
Food Bank Volunteer Event @ Edmonton Food Bank
Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Help out sorting food at the Food Bank! The Food Bank also have modified activities for those with limited mobility, so don’t worry if you can’t lift heavy things, we’ll find a spot for you!

Meet outside the warehouse at 5:50 pm.

This event is a joint effort, hosted by both the Secular Humanists of Alberta, and the Society of Edmonton Atheists. Board member Mark will be your contact.

Please register if you are attending by emailing: president@edmontonatheists.ca or message the page.

Jan
26
Sun
Family Breakfast @ Albert's Family Restuarant, Bonnie Doon Mall
Jan 26 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Bacon, on a Sunday.

Jan
28
Tue
Trivia Night @ Sherlock Holmes
Jan 28 @ 8:45 PM – 11:00 PM

*this month will be one week late due to the Food Bank event

Sherlock Holmes runs a trivia night on Tuesdays, once a month we test our knowledge!  Join our team ”The Heathens”!

 

Jan
29
Wed
Book Club – with Westwood Unitarian
Jan 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The FreeThinker Book club meets in the basement of the Westwood Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM on the last Wednesday of the month from Oct-April. The format varies but typically begins with a round table check-in and first reactions to the book. This is followed by a free ranging discussion, triggered by questions from other members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do? by Michael Sandel

What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict?
Michael J. Sandel’s “Justice” course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and this fall, public television will air a series based on the course.
Justice offers readers the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students. This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one that invites readers of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways.
Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, patriotism and dissent, the moral limits of markets-Sandel dramatizes the challenge of thinking through these conflicts, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well.
Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise-an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.
Sandel’s hugely popular 24 part lecture series from Harvard is available online. Each lecture focusses on a different moral issue.  He also has a Ted Talk.

 

All invited, 7:00 PM April 24th in the Church basement!

Feb
4
Tue
February Roundtable @ Strathcona Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

In preparation for Interfaith month we will be reviewing an ”Atheist 101” presentation that will be given later on in the month at an open house.

 

Pub Night @ Malt And Mortar
Feb 4 @ 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

The Malt and Mortar, 10416 82 Ave

**Please note, this bar closes at 10:30pm

Join us after round table for continued discussion and drinks.

Feb
6
Thu
Secular Humanists Discussion And Debate @ Student Unions Building, University of Alberta
Feb 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

**THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY THE SECULAR HUMANISTS OF ALBERTA**

Student’s Union Building, in the lounge.  They will be set up at a table or sofa area, with the secular humanists logo on display.

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals.

Please RSVP to the meetup group if you are attending, as they are limited to numbers due to the nature of the space.

The Secular Humanist Group of Alberta (Edmonton)

Edmonton, AB
719 Humanists

This is a group dedicated to ethical, moral treatment of other human beings. We believe in the betterment of the world and humankind through science, technology, and the searc…

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Discussions and Debates

Thursday, Jan 2, 2020, 7:00 PM
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Feb
11
Tue
Darwin Day! @ Strathcona Library
Feb 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM

Come celebrate Darwin Day with us!

Tentative:  We’ll be choosing an episode of ”What Darwin Didn’t Know” (available on the Kanopy website, which is free for library users) and discussion will follow.

Feb
18
Tue
Interfaith Open House @ Strathcona Library
Feb 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

As part of the Edmonton Interfaith Society Interfaith Month,  The Society of Edmonton Atheists welcome all to an open house to learn about atheism.

Please join us at the Strathcona Library from 6:30pm onwards.

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