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Anand Giridharadas To Receive Rushdie Award

The Humanist Hub and the Humanist Community at Harvard, along with the Harvard College Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA) and the American Humanist Association, are thrilled to announce that Anand Giridharadas is the 13th annual winner of our Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture: the ‘Rushdie Award,’ after first winner Sir […]

Come In From the Cold

Curious about a humanist winter holiday celebration?  We were streaming live from the MIT Chapel on December 13, 2018.  Click here to watch.  Happy holidays to you and yours! Come In From the Cold: MIT Humanist Community Winter Celebration Music by Nedelka Prescod, Musician-In-Residence, MIT Chapel Invocation, Nina Lytton, Chaplaincy Intern, The Humanist Hub Firestarting, David Whitlock, […]

A Holiday Celebration for the Rest of Us

It’s cold. It’s dark. Are we seasonally depressed? Yeah. Tense over exams and work? Yeah. Difficult times for our country and our world? Double yeah. If you’re passionately celebrating a religious holiday right now, great. But if you’re not particularly religious, come and join atheists, agnostics and allies in the greater MIT community as we […]

Paradoxes of Ethical Leadership

MIT students, researchers, and faculty are shaping the future. Literally. Last week in discussion group, the ethical considerations of editing the human genome came up. There’s so much at stake, it feels overwhelming. Are technologies like CRISPR a gift to humanity, or a curse, or both? The answer depends on us, we humans. On how […]

Inviting Your Input

Beavers are nature’s collaborators.  We don’t do anything alone.  I’m working with MIT’s new Humanist Chaplain, Greg Epstein, and the Humanist Hub to plan an MIT Community Holiday Celebration scheduled for Thursday evening December 13.  This date is right between the end of classes and exam week. MIT students and community: we need your input and […]

The $weet Life

MIT Humanist Discussion Group meets Thursday at 4:30 in the Chapel, W15 This week’s topic: The $weet Life (with MIT Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein and Chaplaincy Intern Nina Lytton) Cutthroat competition without (you fill in the blank) soon becomes bloody battle that leaves us emotionally, physically, ethically, and socially barren. 5-minute read: How to Reimagine […]

Money Talks, Humanity Walks?

Who are we as humans, and how do we measure our worth? Can we talk about money, and all it signifies?  Let’s start the discussion with Lauren Greenfield’s documentary Generation Wealth. Greenfield began her career as a photojournalist by documenting LA teenagers’ romance with wealth. Decades later, she returned to assess how those teens, now at […]

Press Release: Humanist Hub Announces Humanist of the Year Recipient

Some initial great press for our award in Democracy Journal. Stay tuned for more! *** BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2018— The Humanist Hub is honored to announce Nick Hanauer as its Harvard and MIT Humanist of the Year. This award honors individuals whose life and contributions to society exemplify the values of humanism: compassion, integrity, creativity, and […]

Our Last Event at 30 JFK

Dear Humanist Hub Members, Supports and Friends: This past fall, our community talked in various ways about going through a time of transition, including uncertainty about whether we would renew our lease. It is now time to inform our broader community that a decision has been reached: we will be leaving 30 JFK Street this […]

Humanist Hub Director to Serve Tech Leaders of Tomorrow

I am delighted to announce that the Humanist Hub has accepted a wonderful invitation to expand our work on campus. Having worked as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University since 2005, when I succeeded my friend and mentor Tom Ferrick, I now serve as the Humanist Chaplain at both Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of […]