Humanists of Utah, founded in 1991, is a chapter of the American Humanist Association. We are a non profit corporation organized to advocate humanism among our membership and the larger community.
Humanism Promotes Joyful Living, Rational Thinking, and Responsible Behavior.
Utah Humanist - January 2015
This issue is a retrospective which includes January articles from 10 and 23 years ago. The subject matter of spirituality and immortality may not be comfortable for some, but perhaps we freethinkers allow our language to be bullied by the religious community. What do you think? Comments on newsletter content are always welcome.
Humanists of Utah will host our Eighth Annual Darwin Day on Thursday, February 12. Paul Ricketts from the University of Utah Physics and Astronomy Department will be our featured speaker. His topic will be The Lives of Stars. The event will start an hour earlier than usual at 6:30 with a reception. The lecture will begin at 7:30 with the annual Darwin Cake cut at 8:45. We will meet in Eliot Hall at the First Unitarian Church located at 569 South 1300 East in Salt Lake City.
All interested people are invited. There will be no entry charges but donations are always welcomed.
Freethought Groups Meetings
SHIFT, a student group at the University of Utah has regular meetings.
Join us on Facebook for event notifications, maps, and discussions.
As a Certified Humanist Minister, Elaine Stehel serves secular, humanist, non-theist, and inter-religious Utahans. First consultation meetings are free of charge. Fees (found here) include three pre-event meetings, unlimited phone calls and e-mails, and day-of event officiating. A non-refundable deposit of $30 (toward the total cost) is required to hold the date for your event.
If you wish to have an officiant at any non-conventional life event not listed on the site, please contact Elaine at elaine at humanistsofutah. for a free consultation meeting to see what can be arranged! All of life is worth celebrating.
Homeless Youth Resource Center
We did a good job at our summer picnic; we collected a lot of needed items and money for the HYRC. The sincerely appreciated our help but we did not include a golden goose; our donations did not last forever.
The HYRC is a perennial need; The HoU Board is committed to continue supporting this worthy cause.
We are planning another major collection event at our December banquet. Please plan on donating things season specific items like coats, blankets, and even sleeping bags.
You can also money any time, just present it to any board member and we will see that it gets delivered.
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