The LSH hosted ‘Exploring Humanism’ Course – written and led by GMH’s Robin Grintner & Anna Whitehead – got off to a good start on Saturday 25th September.
The Committee Room at the Gt Eccleston Village Centre* was ‘just’ big enough to accommodate the eight participants – plus Robin & Anna … but nevertheless served us very well indeed.
The original course was designed to run over six weeks but to overcome excessive travel and room hire costs Robin & Anna have worked hard to re-design it to fit into three X three-hour sessions – each session now comprising of two modules instead of the original one … Consequently this first week covering ‘Humanist Beliefs & Practice’ and ‘The Historical Roots Of Humanism’ was necessarily ‘busy’ to say the least … a lot to fit in!
However, by the end of the morning those there all agreed it had been interesting; informative; thought-provoking; stimulating; (at times) challenging but also entertaining.
That enthusiasm augers well for the remaining two sessions – and I (for one) am eagerly anticipating next week ‘Humanist Moral Values’ and ‘How Humanists Handle Moral Dilemmas’ as well as the concluding session ‘The Meaning And Purpose Of Life For Humanists’ and ‘Humanism Today’ – concluding with a review of the course.
A comprehensive review of the completed course will feature in next month’s Newsletter.
[*With more than a passing sense of irony we were amused to discover the downstairs rooms were being used by a ‘Crystal Healing’ group - but I’m pleased to be able to report no-one with us was tempted to invest in Chakra Jewellery [£30] (to balance the energy centres of the body encouraging more efficient healing, to feel more energized and to have a more positive outlook on life) … Money Toads [£5] (to be placed facing the door during the daytime, to attract abundance, and faced away from the door during the night time, to keep the abundance in the home) … or Oracle Cards [£12] (for divination and inner guidance)]