June 15, 2009
1. Humanists for Peace urge opposition to additional war funding – take action
June 21: Jeff Nall on “Humanism and the Peace Revolution” at Historic
Humanists for Peace applaud Congressman Pete Stark’s opposition to the war supplemental bill
Group urges freethinkers and humanists to join progressive believers to take action
On May 14, Stark issued a statement
explaining his opposition to the War Supplemental Appropriations (HR 2346),
which would provide an additional 95 billion dollars for
In the statement Stark said: “At a time when our country is facing serious economic peril at home,” said Stark, “it is unconscionable that we would be sending almost $100 billion to further fund war efforts that have no clear goals and continue to undermine America's standing abroad.”
In 2008 the American Humanist Association
awarded Stark the “Humanist of the Year” award. Humanists for Peace applaud
Stark’s consistent ethical opposition to the unfounded, unethical wars in
Use these links to demand your representative vote “NO” on additional funds for war:
Find out where your representative stands as of now here:
Note to Floridians: Two of the ten staunch war funding supporters are
Humanist Peace Activist Jeff Nall on
“Humanism and the Peace Revolution”
Sunday, June 21 at
First Stop on Summer Speaking Tour
On Sunday, June 21
Over the last eight years, atheists, humanists and assorted freethinkers have vigorously defended the separation of church and state and quality science. But third-generation atheist and newly certified humanist minister Jeff Nall argues that the humanist movement is too narrowly focused.
In “Humanism and the Peace Revolution” Nall discusses secularists historic commitment to ending imperialism and war and the necessity of the contemporary humanist movement to make “peace” as salient an issue as church-state separation. Nall will also draw on his recently published journal article, “Fundamentalist Atheism and its Intellectual Failures,” in discussing the alarming, pro-war discourse emanating from some atheist intellectuals.
The event takes place at 10:30am. The
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs is located at
For details go to http://www.uutarpon.org/ or call (727) 937-4682.
The event is the first stop on Nall’s summer speaking tour throughout the south east. Additional speaking dates to be posted soon at www.JeffNall.com. For booking inquiries
About Humanists for Peace
for Peace represents both nonreligious and religious humanists who oppose
militarism and seek to reform the
Taking its place among specifically religious peace organizations, Humanists for Peace draws its commitment to peace, justice, and pluralism from humanist ethics. As such, Humanists for Peace is comprised of atheist/humanist/nonreligious people who believe that peace and social justice are no less significant than the separation of church and state.
Founded by Jeff Nall, a certified Humanist minister, Humanists for Peace aims to take up the anti-war/pro-peace legacy left by a long-line of humanist peace activists including Erasmus, Condorcet, Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, Freud, and Bertrand Russell.
“Once people are enlightened they will know that they have the right to dispose of their own life and wealth as they choose; they will gradually learn to regard war as the most dreadful of scourges, the most terrible of crimes” – Condorcet, 1793
Essays on Peace & Justice and
The Shared Values of Secular, Spiritual,
and Religious Progressives
(Howling Dog Press 2008)
By Jeff Nall
More info here