The Humanist Association of Toronto provides a focus of activities and discussion for Humanists in the Toronto area. Please note: HAT events are open to the public, and views expressed do not necessarily represent the official views of the Humanist Association of Toronto. For all public statements, educational events, media enquiries, please contact the webeditor, who will forward your enquiry to our Spokesperson.
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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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HAT Forum
Sat June 25th 2016
11 a.m. To 1 pm
OISE, 256 Bloor Street West Rm 8-201
Topic:"The Hounding of Vladimir Putin"
Proposer: Isobel Foot

Sometimes it seems the military class has to be constantly pushing for war with Russia. Constantly threatening.  One thing, it probably makes some people a lot of money!
In the Middle East, Russia is seen as the enemy when it supports the beleaguered Assad. We want him out - I’m not sure why it’s our business. In my opinion Putin has been sincere in trying to help that bleeding region.  We have a hard time to accept anything he does as good (e.g. dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons.
Now we’re being asked to build up NATO forces around Russia. The US and all are continually fomenting color revolutions and making war to challenge Russian influence.  They impose economic sanctions, rag about human rights.  Why? 

HAT Forum
Sat June 18th 2016
11 a.m. To 1 pm
519 Church Street Room tba or 304
Topic:"What, if anything, is the Self"
Proposer:Moses Klein

We'll examine several philosophical conceptions about the Self. 
Do they make sense to us? 
How do we understand the Self? 
Is it a useful concept?
What implications does it have for our ethics? 
Has anything that you have learned changed your idea of the Self?

Some summary statements of philosophical positions for this Forum will be prepared.

Please Note that:
* The June 25th Forum is moved to OISE.
* The July 2nd Forum is cancelled.
* On July 9th we will return to 519.

HAT Forum
Sat June 11th 2016
11 a.m. To 1 pm
519 Church Street Room 303 or 304
Topic:"Deep listening…. Reconciliation with inner self"
Proposer:Jody Perrin

       There are some responsibilities as a human being in circle of life in front of other people, nature, animals to have a better planet in communication with each other, yet the first step of achieving to these goals is deep listening to our inner self and it is a process of detachment of our being from any title outside that introduce us in our communications

1) Listening begins with taking notice or becoming aware of our own needs, feelings, thoughts, sensations and stories.
What are some of the ways we can listen to or become aware of ourselves?

2) Conversation involves us in listening to others.
Share some of your ways of listening to an other?

How can you show the other that you have listened and heard them?
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.