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The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm
The Monthly Meeting the 2nd or 3rd Saturday at 1:30pm (TBD)
The Steering Committee meets 1st Wednesday, 7pm
The Book Group meets monthly.
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EVENT: Dr. Callum Brown at HAT and Knox

NOTE: Dr. Callum Brown will be speaking at the Monthly Meeting of HAT on Oct 17.

Saturday, October 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: OISE, 252 Bloor St. West ROOM 8-214
Speaker: Callum Brown, FRSE "The Origins of Modern Humanists"

Professor Callum Brown is conducting research on the history of modern humanism in the English-speaking North Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War. The project explores the rise of modern Humanist sentiment and movements in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, USA and Canada, set in the context of rapid religious change. The aim is to explore through oral history the ways in which humanist/ sceptic/ freethinking ideas and outlooks have developed since the middle of the 20th century, and the impact on the lives of individuals - in terms of careers, family formation and moral issues.

He is also giving a free Special Lecture on "Gender and Christianity in Britain since the 1960s at Knox college
Thursday, Oct 15.Thursday, 4:10 p.m.
Classroom 4 - Knox College 59 St. George St.

Dr. Callum Brown is professor of religious and cultural history at the University of Dundee, UK, and author of 10 books, including The Death of Christian Britain (2001, 2009). He is currently researching for two books, based on UK, Ireland, Canada and USA, on the history of modern humanism, and the demographic revolution of the late 20th century.

Event: Richard Dawkins @ Isabel Bader Theatre

Sep 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM EDT (6:15 PM DOORS) Indigo Books Meet & Greet : Featuring Richard Dawkins at Isabel Bader Theatre - Toronto, ON Tickets $10 at TICKETWEB

Meet Richard Dawkins, bestselling author of The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene, as he talks about his latest book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.


Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book, The Selfish Gene, was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology. He is also the author of The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, The Ancestor's Tale, and most recently, The God Delusion.

For more information on Richard Dawkins, please visit richarddawkins.net.

Event: CFI October Conference: TAREK FATAH

TAREK FATAH TO GIVE KEYNOTE PUBLIC ADDRESS AT CFI CANADA'S UPCOMING OCTOBER CONFERENCE

OTHER NEWLY CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS: MATHEMATICIAN JEFFREY ROSENTHAL, SASKATOON FREETHINKER LEADER KENDRA GETTY, AND CFI CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTOR PRESIDENT DR. CAROL PARLOW

Full details and registration: Conference webpage

Tarek Fatah is a secular Muslim Canadian political activist, writer and TV host. He is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State which suggests that the idea of an Islamic state is merely a mirage that Muslims have been made to chase for over a millennium. The book was short listed for the prestigious Donner Book Prize. Tarek Fatah has joined CFRB 1010 as a co-host of the radio station's 3PM daily show. Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress.

Fatah's advocacy for a separation of religion and state, opposition to Sharia law, and advocacy for a liberal, progressive form of Islam have been met with considerable criticism from various Canadian Muslim groups. The Muslim Canadian Congress has been a longtime supporter and ally of the Centre for Inquiry.
HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.