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Capital District Humanist Society

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The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism.

CDHS is a member organization for individuals who share humanist values and who reside in the Capital District region of New York State and neighboring areas. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship.

The Society provides various activities including monthly speakers, socials, book discussions, and a newsletter.



The Capital District Humanist Society presents:

 

Afghanistan


Younus Samadzada:

"The Changing Character of Religion and Culture in Afghanistan"

"I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1948, the youngest of seven siblings. As an adult, I lived in Prague and New Delhi, before arriving in the US in 1982. The region has a long history of being open to many diverse religions: both Sunni and Shia Muslims, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, Roman Catholics and Buddhists. Very few adherents to these religions remain. When I was growing up, the dominant religion had become Sunni Muslim. I was not a practicing Muslim there was no overt pressure to be observant it was a personal choice. Unfortunately, in recent years, the government and warring factions have instituted strict adherence, a far change from the conditions when I was a youth."


Sunday, January 14th, 2018

 

  • Refreshments 12:30; Program 1:15 p.m.
  • Room 224, Campus Center, Sage Colleges Albany Campus
  • New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany
  • Admission: Free.

  • The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend!

Presented by The Capital District Humanist Society

Details and directions: 518.533.2666, or our directions page

Monthly meetings

CDHS meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room 224 of the Campus Center at the Albany campus of the Sage Colleges, at New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road.

We gather at 12:30 pm. Program starts at 1:15. Light refreshments are provided.


Click here for directions.


Click here for the upcoming meeting.

 

Other Activities

In addition to monthly speaker presentations, we hold monthly social events, and sponsor a reading group, and a discussion group.


Affiliations

CDHS is affiliated with the three major humanist organizations:

 

Newsletter

Members and subscribers receive our publication, The Humanist Monthly. If you are interested in more information about CDHS, give us your name and email address, and we will send a sample copy or two with no obligation.



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