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Stop Trying to Find Yourself

The quest to “find oneself” is at best misguided, and at worst dangerous. Confucius would have been a phenomenal southern lady. It’s said that he could walk into a room, sense where there was tension, and with a spritz of social joviality—a certain poem, a certain tone of voice, a well-timed question or a tasteful […]

The Meaning of Human Existence

“After many close calls, extraordinary suffering … we staggered onto the stage to the grief of most of the rest of life.” Last Sunday the Humanist HUB had to turn people away. And for good reason. The center was at capacity with people eagerly awaiting the afternoon’s speaker: famed evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson. Winner […]

The Thousand Year Floods

Circa 8 CE Ovid wrote about an ancient flood the gods of Olympus unleashed upon the earth, leaving only the pious couple Deucalion and Pyrrha looking over the side of their small boat to see fields and villages underwater—dolphins brushing the trees. A pre-colonial Aztec myth says that during the era of the fourth sun, […]

A Call For New Myths

I am a white man who’s been raised on violence. That’s not the takeaway I’d expected when I arrived for my first visit to the Humanist HUB last Sunday. Not in the least. The afternoon’s speaker, Colin Stokes, was slated to talk about movies in pop culture. Bright shafts of sun lit the heads of […]

Membership Payment

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Town Hall Updates 3/12/17

The Town Hall generated a lot of feedback and we’re still digesting it. There were six major themes from the discussion: our ethos, transparency, communicating with the community, safe spaces, potential new committees, member involvement & volunteering.  Here’s what we’ve done so far. Regarding transparency, Sarah has added a section for the board members on […]

RELEASE: First Atheist NFL Star Speaks at Harvard

February 28, 2017 For Release: Immediately Upon Receipt Contact: Greg M. Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard info@harvardhumanist.org RELEASE: First Atheist NFL Star Speaks at Harvard Boston’s “Godless Congregation” Hosts 4 Time All Pro CAMBRIDGE, MA: The first ever major American sports star to be an “Openly Secular” atheist and humanist will be honored at Harvard […]

Carrie Fisher

All of us at the Humanist Hub and the Humanist Community at Harvard are shocked and saddened to hear of Carrie Fisher’s death today. She was an amazing author, actress and human being who made a positive impact on so many, including our own community. In April, the Humanist Hub and the Harvard College Community of […]

Living in a Land of Loss

Living in a Land of Loss Greg M. Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard How do you live in a land of loss? That is the question to which tens of millions of Americans awoke the morning after the 2016 election. Many of us woke up feeling that our country was no longer familiar to us: […]

RELEASE: Harvard’s Atheist Center Honors Founder of Secular AA

RELEASE: Harvard’s Atheist Center Honors Founder of Secular AA Harvard Medical School Faculty Retiree Honored for Founding Worldwide Nonreligious Addiction Recovery Group CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Humanist Community at Harvard (HCH) will present Dr. Joseph Gerstein with the 2016 Humanist of the Year Award on October 9, honoring him for 25 years as the President and […]