Last week, we asked you to tell us about your local secular group in an attempt to encourage the start-up and growth of “good without god” communities. We’ve received a lot of responses already (Thanks!) and here’s just a glimpse at the first group: The Lehigh Valley Humanists in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:
A few years ago, our book club read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. The last few lines have always stuck with me as we try to grow our group. A character has decided to dedicate his life to an unpopular, but worthy cause. He is told that his efforts will be wasted and amount “to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!” He replies, “Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?” You (or your group) don’t need to be the whole ocean. Just do your part, and together, we’ll make a difference.
You can read more of our interview here.
Want to be featured in this series? If you can fill out most of the questions below, your group is probably a good candidate to be showcased on our page. We hope to hear from you! E-mail submissions to SecularGroups@gmail.com!
Links to group’s Facebook. website, Twitter, etc.:
When was your group established?
What does your group do for fun to connect with each other?
What community/volunteer activities does your group participate in, if any?
What political/social activism does your group do, if any?
Does your group have a favorite charity to fundraise for or promote?
Do you have any stories to share about your city having a positive reaction to your group?
What are some challenges your group has faced?
What advice would you like to share with other groups struggling to grow or are just starting up?
**Please attach some photos of your group as a whole, in action, and having fun**