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Humanism: In Command or In Crisis?
February 4, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michael Schuler, Humanist, former Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Madison.
According to historian Yuval Noah Harari, today’s average American has their foot in three ideological camps: nationalism, free market capitalism, and humanism. Schuler will explore the humanist tradition and address a critical question for our time: Is humanism’s seemingly benign package of values at least partially responsible for some of the world’s most pressing problems? Or is it, rather, the source of its most promising solutions? Schuler will draw on life scientists, public intellectuals, technologists, religious and philosophical writers, novelists, and poets. This wide-ranging survey will help the listener determine whether humanism makes sense for them. Host: Lorraine Jacobs
In-Person or Online
In-Person: In Max Otto Hall.
Online: Also available on our YouTube channel.
For over 50 years, the Sunday Forum lecture series has showcased provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education, and more. The Sunday Forum is held at 10:00 a.m. September through May. Speakers give a 45-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. The content of Forum lectures does not necessarily express the viewpoint of First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, but are meant to offer thoughtful topics which our members often pursue further on their own.