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June 26, 2016 4:00 pm SHL Book Group: Islam and the Future of Tolerance
June 28, 2016 7:30 pm SHL Team Trivia

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Donate to the Charity of the QuarterWe pool the donations from our members and give the total to a local charitable organization. For April through June 2016, the SHL is collecting donations for Student Action with Farmworkers. Please help us make a generous donation to this deserving charity.
New in Huffington Post: Trump and Gingrichposted by Herb Silverman (SHL) on June 22, 2016.
SHL Book Group: Islam and the Future of Toleranceposted by Yvonne Michel (SHL) on June 20, 2016.
Volunteer Activity: Potluck in the Parkposted by SHL on June 13, 2016.

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Latest News

Judge rules that Pastafarianism is not a religion!In a very nicely (and carefully) worded statement, a judge has determined that an inmate's request for dispensation to obey the teachings of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" is not constitutionally justified. In particular, though he acknowledges that many of us would contend that the religious texts of accepted religions are works of fiction like the foundational documents of Pastafarianism, the judge concluded that the latter is obviously only a parody of religion and that sincerity of belief, not truth, is the deciding factor in this situation.
Bible may become official symbol of TennesseeAn interesting article from NPR about this Church/State controversy in the Tennessee legislature includes great quotes like:
"My constituents tell me that they want us to respect the diversity of faith traditions in the state of Tennessee, not just a single view or a single religious tradition," Harris said. "And I think they're right about the diversity of faith traditions in our state. One in five Tennesseans are not Christians. This group includes Tennesseans that are Jewish, Buddhist, and also those that do not identify with a religion."
Herb in Worcester MAThey may not know how to pronounce the name of their own city, but soon the Unitarians of "Woostah Mass" will know a lot about Positive Atheism, as this news article about SHL's vice-president and founder, Herb Silverman, explains.
A Leading Presidential Candidate Who is Openly Non-ReligiousAlthough he is surely not the only presidential candidate in history who is non-religious, Bernie Sanders is getting press for openly admitting that he is not. He has stopped short of declaring himself an atheist, saying instead things like "I am not actively involved with organized religion" and "I think everyone believes in God in their own ways. To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together".

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  • Book Group Reading Selection: For their June 26, 2016 meeting, the SHL Book Group will be reading the book in the box at the right. Click here for more information about the Book Group or click here to see a list of previous book group selections. (BTW If you purchase a book through this link, SHL will receive up to a 15% "kickback"!)
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