Humanist Seminar

A Socratic approach to talking about humanist topics

uu-humanist.jpgThe Humanist Seminar meets at 10:15am on the first and third Sundays in the Glass Classroom. This class provides an opportunity to connect with fellow Westside Humanists as well as those who wish to know more about Humanism. We lean on our seven principles to tap into social and cultural topics through the eyes of a UU Humanist.  

The format of this class is like that of a seminar – a conference or other meeting for discussion or training. Additionally, we follow the Socratic method – a form of cooperative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying. Topics will be announced the week preceding and when appropriate, materials will be available either as hard copies or as links found on the Facebook page for your perusal.  This allows you to be prepared for active participation and listening. Myron Ice and Mary Noer will kick off the role as moderator, but others are welcome who would like to present topics in this manner to bring to the group. 

For further information, please feel free to contact Linda or Myron Ice at We hope you will come check us out!

Join Us March 1, 2020!

On Sunday, February 16, we explored such things as…

  • the origins and evidence of a Humanist philosophy from ancient times to present day
  • the definition of Humanism according to varied organizations
  • the Council of Secular Humanism tenets of Humanism
  • the Humanist Manifesto III as put forth by the American Humanist Association
  • how the Manifesto aligns with the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism
  • the historical ties of the Humanist movement and UUism (moderated by Rev. Shari Woodbury)
  • what Humanism means to and for you
  • how we live our best lives as Humanists in our world today

Come join us at 10:15 am in the Glass Classroom Sunday, March 1!