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Humanism at Yale Week


The below is the lineup from 2014’s Humanism at Yale Week. If you’re looking for 2015’s lineup, please click here.



Join the Yale Humanist Community, as well as the Humanist Society and the Open Party at Yale Divinity School, as we celebrate our first year with a week of programs for students and community members.

Ask an Atheist – Monday April 7th

Are you curious about atheism? Hartford Faith & Values, Connecticut’s nonsectarian, nonprofit religion news website, is teaming up with the Yale Humanist Community to host an “Ask an Atheist” forum in New Haven. The forum will provide the public with the opportunity to ask questions of secular groups in Connecticut. Panelists include Chris Stedman, Coordinator of Humanist Life for the Yale Humanist Community, Dennis Paul Himes, Connecticut State Director of American Atheists, Tanya Barrett, co-chair of Connecticut Coalition of Reason, and Dan Blinn, president of Hartford Area Humanists.

The forum is free for Yale students and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 (cash or checks can be made payable to Religion News LLC accepted) is requested for non-students; the event is a fundraiser for Hartford Faith & Values.

Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Rm 102
63 High St., New Haven, CT 06511
Sponsored by the Yale Humanist Community and Hartford Faith & Values
6:00 PM
Open to the public

Catholics & Humanists Together: A joint service project and dialogue on values – Tuesday April 8th

Join Saint Thomas More, the Catholic Center at Yale, and the Yale Humanist Community for a service project to address homelessness in New Haven and a dialogue about our diverse motivations for service, our similarities and differences, and our shared desire to improve the world. While this is a collaboration between Catholics and Humanists/atheists, all are welcome!

Saint Thomas More
268 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
Sponsored by the Yale Humanist Community and Saint Thomas More
8:00 PM
Yale students only

Atheism, Storytelling, and Advice for Christians Who Wish to Talk to Non-Christians – Wednesday April 9th

The Yale Humanist Community joins Luther House, the University Church in Yale, and the Episcopal Church at Yale on their second Theological Coffeehouse of the semester. Please join us on Wednesday, April 9th to hear Chris Stedman, Coordinator of Humanist Life for the Yale Humanist Community, speak about his journey and his work encouraging dialogue between atheists and the religious to find common ground and work together. After, we’ll discuss dialogue between Christians and non-Christians.

Theological Coffeehouse at Luther House
27 High St., New Haven, CT 06511
Sponsored by Luther House, University Church in Yale, the Episcopal Church at Yale,
and the Yale Humanist Community
7:00 PM
Yale students only

The YHC’s End of the Year Reception – Thursday April 10th

Join us in celebrating our first year at Yale! It has been a great year and we have so much more planned. We’ve had a enormous range of events and speakers, from Pulitzer Prize nominee Susan Jacoby to world renowned Primatologist Frans de Waal, we’ve established partnerships and worked to build Humanist community, and we’ve helped organize the kick off the new SMART Recovery program locally.

We hope you will join our Board of Directors, Yale Faculty Advisers, Student Leaders, and other Special Guests in remembering our recent achievements and announcing our future plans. Special guests include Dr. Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale, Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and many others.

80 Autumn St., New Haven, CT 06511
Click here to get tickets
5:30 – 9:00 PM
Open to the public

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